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Elijah over ’due

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KANSAS GUARD ELIJAH JOHNSON RESPONDS TO QUESTIONS FROM MEDIA MEMBERS in the team locker room before practice Saturday at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb. Today, Indiana native Johnson and the Jayhawks will face Purdue in an NCAA Tournament game.

Guard knows all about Boilermakers

Young, bench might be needed

three assists in Friday’s 65-50 opening-round victory over Detroit. OMAHA, NEB. — Elijah “I know they’ve got motion Johnson, who was born and offense. I know they’ve got a raised in Gary, Ind., tough player in Hummoved to Las Vegas (Robbie, 6-8 seUP NEXT mel when he was in the nior, 16.3 ppg, 7.1 rpg) eighth grade. who came back from As part Hoosier/ Who: No. two (ACL) injuries. I part Sin Citian, he 10 Purdue respect him so much knows all about Pur- (22-12) vs. for that. due — the Big Ten No. 2 Kansas “I know they’ve school that will take (28-6) got a point guard on Kansas Universi- When: 7:40 who loves to get to ty in an NCAA Tour- tonight the paint (5-9 senior nament game at 7:40 Where: Lewis Jackson, 143 p.m. today in Centu- Omaha, Neb. assists, 58 turnovers). ryLink Center. TV: TNT (ca- They’ve got a shoot“I am from Indi- ble channels er who shoots lights ana. I know the his- 45, 245) out who has taken tory. I know what over 200 threes (6-3 kind of program it is senior Ryne Smith, and everything,” said John- 88 of 204 from beyond arc). son, a 6-foot-4 junior guard I know a lot about ’em. who had 15 points, four rePlease see KANSAS, page 4A bounds, two turnovers and

OMAHA, NEB. — Word spread all the way here that back home in Lawrence people were so fired up about Missouri getting knocked out of the NCAA Tournament the city decided to hold a downtown parade Saturday and encouraged everyone to wear the color of the school that bounced the Tigers. Is that true? Did greenclad basketball nuts really line the downtown streets, and was Norfolk State center Kyle O’Quinn really invited to be the parade’s Grand Marshal? Amazing. And to the think the No. 15 seed Spartans didn’t get a point from their bench in upsetting Missouri. So why all the concern about Kansas University’s reserves coming into the tournament? After all, the

By Gary Bedore

KANSAS FORWARD KEVIN YOUNG DUNKS over Detroit center Eli Holman during the first half of the Jayhawks’ 65-50 victory over Detroit in their NCAA Tournament opener. KU might count on Young to be a key contributor off the bench tonight against Purdue.

Tom Keegan

TV timeouts are longer, and the adrenaline pumps faster to fuel stamina. True and true, but you never know when either foul trouble can arise or a freaky physical factor can come into play, such as the leg cramps that kept Kansas senior guard Tyshawn Taylor out of all but the first couple of minutes of the second half. A bench isn’t always Please see KEEGAN, page 5A

KU women familiar with first foe ————

Jayhawks, Huskers renew acquaintances today in first round of NCAAs By Benton Smith

Danny Johnston/AP Photo

KANSAS FORWARD AISHAH SUTHERLAND, RIGHT, PRACTICES Saturday in Little Rock, Ark., in preparation for today’s NCAA Tournament opener against Nebraska.

LITTLE ROCK, ARK. — It didn’t take Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson long to allow the excitement surrounding the Jayhawks’ first NCAA Tournament berth since 2000 to morph into apprehension about the team’s first-round opponent. The Jayhawks (19-12) went wild upon learning of their inclusion in the tournament, and once the shock of the moment died down, there had to be some added sense of thrill due to the Jayhawks’ drawing a familiar oppo-

nent in Nebraska. Not only were the Huskers (24-8) a Big 12 opponent just a LET’S year ago, but Kansas as- ROCK sistant coach Tory Verdi What: Kanspent five sas (19-12) seasons with vs. Nebraska N e b r a s k a (24-8) (2005-10) be- When: 6:50 fore joining tonight the KU staff, Where: Little and Hen- Rock, Ark. rickson gets along well TV: ESPN2 with Huskers (cable chs. coach Con- 34, 234). nie Yori. All of those relationships

between the two programs from bordering states helped the Jayhawks’ eighth-year coach quickly turn her attention to the task at hand. KU will meet NU at 6:50 tonight, with a live telecast on ESPN2 (Knology Cable channels 34, 234). Once Nebraska showed up on the tournament selection show as KU’s opponent, it was difficult for Henrickson to forget that NU junior point guard Lindsey Moore averaged 28 points in two games against Kansas last season. “She’s probably the most excited person about the match-up, I feel certain,”

Henrickson said. “She saw us pop up and she was screaming probably as loud as we were.” The Huskers and Jayhawks split their final two meetings in the Big 12, with each team winning at home in 2011, before Nebraska bolted for the Big Ten. When they meet again tonight at Jack Stephens Center, the former conference foes should display some similar tendencies. Nebraska, ranked No. 17 in the nation, relies heavily on the inside-outside duo of Jordan Hooper and Moore. The same holds true for KU, Please see KU WOMEN, page 3A

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TODAY • Men’s basketball vs. Purdue, NCAA Tourn., Omaha, Neb., 7:40 p.m. • Women’s basketball vs. Nebraska., NCAA Tourn., Little Rock, Ark., 6:50 p.m. • Baseball vs. Houston Baptist at San Antonio, 11 a.m. • Softball at Missouri, noon • Rowing at Louisville Invitational • Tennis vs. Idaho at Las Vegas MONDAY • Tennis vs. Bowling Green at Las Vegas

Sadler notches second Nationwide victory BRISTOL, TENN. (AP) — Elliott Sadler went 14 years without a victory in the Nationwide Series. Now, he has two in the last three weeks. Sadler picked up his second victory of the season Saturday when his crew chief left him out on the track on old tires during the final caution at Bristol Motor Speedway. The call put Sadler in the lead on the final restart, with 28 laps remaining, and he easily held off Kasey Kahne and Brad Keselowski. Prior to his win two weeks ago at Phoenix, Sadler had not won in the Nationwide Series since Oct. 31, 1998, at Rockingham. That also was the last sea-

son he won multiple races in the Nationwide Series, and the year he scored his only other win at Bristol in the second-tier series. “To win two of the first four races is awesome, and we’ve got to keep adding to them. There’s blood in the water,� said Sadler, the Nationwide Series points leader. Sadler raced to his first career Sprint Cup victory at Bristol in 2001, when he stayed out on old tires and pulled off an improbable victory. Crew chief Luke Lambert was a senior in high school watching that 2001 race from the grandstands and decided Saturday to borrow that strategy. Kyle Busch brought out the

final caution of the race with 38 laps to go, and most everyone headed to the pits. Lambert left Sadler on the track, even as Sadler protested the decision. “That was a great call by Luke. He reminded me I won a race here in 2001 by doing the same thing, staying out,� Sadler said. “I wanted this one worse than anything because I love this race track so much.� Kahne finished second and was followed by Brad Keselowski, who praised Sadler’s Richard Childress Racing car. “I am sure a lot of people will make a lot about Elliott staying out there, but he had a fast car,� Keselowski said.

“He drove by me under green there, right before the yellow came out, and I think he was legitimately running the fastest lap times. He had a fast car. You can’t say he won that in strategy in my mind. He’s been doing a good job.â€? Kahne, who was teammates with Sadler in the Cup Series, said Sadler is driving with a reHASKELL newed confidence. TODAY “I watch Elliott right now, and • Softball at Sterling Tournament I see him, he’s as happy as he’s been,â€? Kahne said. “He’s a good racer and right now he has a lot SPORTS ON TV of confidence and a lot of momentum. He’s walking around TODAY smiling, and he’s confident with College Basketball Time Net Cable his car and his team.â€?

33, 233 5, 13, 205, 213 Mich. St. v. Saint Louis 1:30 p.m. CBS 5, 13, 205, 213 NIT: Bucknell v. Nevada 2 p.m. ESPNU 35, 235 N. Carolina v. Creighton 4 p.m. CBS 5, 13, 205, 213 NIT: Iowa v. Oregon 4 p.m. ESPNU 35, 235 Florida v. Norfolk St. 5 p.m. TNT 45, 245 South Florida v. Ohio 6 p.m. TBS 51, 251 Xavier v. Lehigh 6:30 p.m. truTV 48, 248 Kansas v. Purdue 7:30 p.m. TNT 45, 245 Cincinnati v. Florida St. 8:30 p.m. TBS 51, 251



Missouri’s failure shocking By Bryan Burwell St. Louis Post-Dispatch

OMAHA, NEB. — In the bowels of the CenturyLink Center, separated by barely 20 paces and a thin wall of cinder block, the agony and ecstasy of March Madness was unfolding in all its vivid, joyful and cruel excess. Inside the walls of the Norfolk State Spartans locker room, Cinderella was inviting everyone into their little party. The No. 15 seed of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference had just turned the NCAA Tournament on its head with the biggest upset of the day so far — an inexplicable, indescribable, wildly entertaining and thoroughly heartbreaking 86-84 victory over No. 2 seed Mizzou in the West Regional second round. And now Norfolk State director of athletics Marty Miller stood in the narrow hallway leading into the locker room ushering the largest flow of national media they’d ever seen into the room. “Yes, yes, please come on in,� said Miller, grinning like a Cheshire cat. “Come on in. We’re glad to have you. Bet you didn’t think you’d be coming in here, huh?� And there was junior guard Quasim Pugh, standing in the middle of the room shouting at the top of his lungs. “This one sure messed up a lot of folks brackets,� Pugh said, cackling. “Ruined the president’s. Ruined everybody’s. Heck, it even ruined mine.� Oh, yes, this is what makes March Madness so devine. And now here is what makes it so painful: The stroll from the winners on Cloud Nine to the losers. Inside the morgue-quiet Mizzou locker room, the only noise you heard above a whisper was when the media hordes had finally cleared away from Kim English’s locker stall, and the senior guard grimly walked into the adjoining bathroom, went into the toilet stall and slammed the door in exasperation. The noise echoed into every corner of the Mizzou locker room, and it spoke as loudly as any of the words English or any of his teammates tried to offer up to describe what it felt like for this magical season to come to such a shocking and abrupt end. How are we supposed to look back on this Missouri season now and put it in its proper historical context? Do we remember it as some sort of miracle we never saw coming? Do we remember it because no one could have imagined that Frank Haith could have come here and in his first season guide the Tigers to 30 victories in 35 games? Do we remember it for the way the Tigers went into Kansas City last weekend and played rude house guests in their final Big 12 tournament, chanting “S-E-C!� as they won the tourney title? Or do we remember the Tigers for this shocking end, losing to a 15th seed that no one knew anything about?

Chris O’Meara/AP Photo

JIM FURYK FOLLOWS THROUGH ON A SWING ON THE 18TH FAIRWAY during the third round of the Transitions Championship. Furyk fired a 66 on Saturday at Palm Harbor, Fla., for a share of the lead with Retief Goosen.

Goosen, Furyk tied for lead in Transitions PALM HARBOR, FLA. — Retief Goosen felt so much pain in his lower back that he decided to pull out of next week’s tournament and get treatment. One day later, he found himself atop the leaderboard in the Transitions Championship. Goosen ran off three straight birdies late in his round Saturday for a 6-under 65, giving him a share of the lead with Jim Furyk with more than just another PGA Tour victory at stake. Today is Goosen’s last chance to qualify for the Masters. Furyk, coming off his worst season since he was a rookie, hit a 6-iron to three feet for birdie on the par-3 15th hole and had the lead to himself until a three-putt bogey up a steep slope on the 18th. He had a 66. The two past champions at Innisbrook were at 11-under 202, with plenty of others behind them. That group includes former Kansas University golfer Gary Woodland, who fired a 68 and was at 6-under 207, five strokes off the lead. Goosen started the third round five shots behind Jason Dufner, who had a 70. Going into the final round, there were 26 players within five shots of the lead on a Copperhead course that allows birdies early and demands close to perfection down the stretch. Sang-moon Bae found that out the hard way. Bae, a rookie from South Korea who reached the quarterfinals of the Match Play Championship until losing to Rory McIlroy, had the lead to himself for most of the back nine until Furyk caught him at the 15th. On the next hole, Bae drove into the trees to avoid the water running down the right side of the fairway, pitched out, then flew the green and three-putted for a triple bogey. He birdied the 17th and salvaged a 68. He was one shot behind, along with Dufner. Ernie Els, who likely would need to win to get into the Masters, had a 68 and was only three shots behind. So was Luke Donald, who can return to No. 1 in the world by winning at Innisbrook. Padraig Harrington has been dropping shots since his course-record 61 on Thursday. He had a 72, yet still was only four behind.


Calcavecchia tops at Toshiba NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF. — Mark Calcavecchia shot his second straight 4-under 67 in rainy conditions Saturday to take a two-stroke lead in the Champions Tour’s Toshiba Classic. Calcavecchia, the 13-time PGA Tour winner who won the Boeing Classic last year for his lone victory on the 50-and-over tour, had six birdies and two bogeys on the Newport Beach Country Club course. Fred Couples, the 2010 winner, was a stroke back along with Loren Roberts. Couples shot a 69 in the round delayed about two hours because of the rain. Roberts had a 70.


Manning works out for Titans KNOXVILLE, TENN. — Peyton Manning worked out for Tennessee on Saturday in Knoxville, Titans general manager Ruston Webster said. The GM said he thought Manning “looked comfortable throwing the ball, and we had a good visit.� Saturday was Manning’s third workout for teams this week. On Friday, the fourtime NFL MVP worked out at Duke for Denver. Tuesday night he worked out at the Blue Devils’ facilities for San Francisco. Manning has been rehabbing in North Carolina following a string of neck surgeries.


Bolton midfielder critically ill LONDON — Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba was critically ill in a hospital’s heart attack unit on Saturday night after collapsing during an FA Cup quarterfinal at Tottenham. Muamba fell face-down to the field near the midfield line without any players near him. Medics rushed onto the field with a defibrillator and treated the 23-year-old, pumping his chest for around six minutes of treatment before he was rushed to a hospital. When Muamba collapsed in the 41st minute, Bolton manager Owen Coyle shouted from the sideline: “He’s just collapsed.�

LATEST LINE NBA Favorite .............Points (O/U) .......... Underdog Atlanta .............................. 2 (191).................... CLEVELAND LA CLIPPERS .................81â „2 (191) .......................... Detroit MEMPHIS ......................121â „2 (200)............... Washington a-SACRAMENTO ......No Line (XXX) .............. Minnesota MIAMI ............................. 81â „2 (189)........................ Orlando PHOENIX ........................51â „2 (202) ...................... Houston OKLAHOMA CITY .......... 10 (200)........................ Portland LA LAKERS ......................10 (194) ................................ Utah a-Sacramento guard T. Evans is questionable. COLLEGE BASKETBALL Favorite .............Points (O/U) .......... Underdog NCAA Tournament Greensboro Coliseum-Greensboro, N.C. Third Round North Carolina ...............8 (159) ...................... Creighton Xavier .............................31â „2 (139) ........................... Lehigh NCAA Tournament Nationwide Arena-Columbus, Ohio Third Round Georgetown ..................41â „2 (132) ..................... N.C. State Michigan St .....................6 (123) ......................... St. Louis

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MIAMI-FLORIDA ..............5 (133) ..................... Minnesota STANFORD .....................71â „2 (136) ..................... Illinois St CBI Tournament Quarterfinals PITTSBURGH ...................8 (133) ...................... Princeton Butler ................................ 1 (124)............. PENNSYLVANIA OREGON ST ......................9 (159) ................................... Tcu WASHINGTON ST ...........3 (126) ....................... Wyoming NHL Favorite ...................Goals................ Underdog PHILADELPHIA ...............Even-1â „2 .................... Pittsburgh CHICAGO ..............................1â „2-1 ..................... Washington CALGARY .............................1â „2-1 ......................... Columbus Phoenix ...........................Even-1â „2 ................... EDMONTON Nashville ......................... Even-1â „..................... 2 ANAHEIM WINNIPEG ............................1â „2-1 ............................ Carolina ARENA FOOTBALL Favorite .............Points (O/U) .......... Underdog Week 2 Philadelphia ...................9 (108) .............. NEW ORLEANS Home Team in CAPS (c) 2012 Tribune Media Services, Inc.

NIT: N. Iowa v. Drexel 10 a.m. N.C. St. v. Georgetown 11 a.m.


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TODAY IN SPORTS 1950 — CCNY beats Bradley, 69-61, for the NIT championship. 1953 — Don Schlundt scores 30 points to lead Indiana to a 69-68 victory over Kansas for the NCAA basketball championship. 1990 — Jeff Fryer’s 41 points lead Loyola Marymount to a 149-115 victory over defending national champion Michigan in the highest-scoring game in NCAA Tournament history.





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Kingston Regional

No. 8 Kansas State 67, No. 9 Princeton 64 BRIDGEPORT, CONN. — Branshea Brown scored a career-high 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Kansas State past Princeton in a first-round Kingston Regional game Saturday. Janala Childs added 15 points for the Wildcats (20-13). Niveen Rasheed had 20 points, and Lauren Edwards and Devona Allgood each scored 15 for Princeton (245). The Tigers lost for the first time in 18 games and for the third consecutive year in the first round of the tournament. The win was the first in the tournament for Kansas State since 2009. The Wildcats have not advanced past the second round since 2004.

No. 7 Green Bay 71, No. 10 Iowa State 57 AMES, IOWA — Lydia Bauer and Sarah Eichler each scored 16 points for Green Bay. Adrian Ritchie added 15 for the Phoenix (31-1), who’ll take on secondseeded Kentucky in the second round Monday night. Green Bay blitzed through the Cyclones in their own gym, running out to a 42-23 halftime lead and barely looking back. Iowa State got within 10 with 3:01 left, but the Phoenix held on to reach the round of 32 for the third year in a row. Hallie Christofferson led five in double figures with 12 points for Iowa State (18-13), which committed 30 turnovers and lost its NCAA Tournament opener for the second straight year.

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KANSAS COACH BONNIE HENRICKSON SHOUTS during practice Saturday in Little Rock, Ark., on the eve of KU’s NCAA Tournament opener against Nebraska.


which looks primarily to senior forward Aishah Sutherland and junior point guard Angel Goodrich for production now that leading scorer Carolyn Davis, a junior forward, is out for the season due to an ACL tear. Sutherland, averaging 13.9 points and nine rebounds for the Jayhawks, said Hooper (19.2 points, 9.3 rebounds) has a quick release, and Sutherland is looking forward to matching up with Hooper again. “She’s a really good face-up player,” Sutherland said of the 6-foot2 sophomore forward. “She’s able to shoot the three, she’s able to take the ball and get it to the basket.” The teams also are similar in their desire to run, Henrickson said. “I think it’s gonna come down to who can guard each other better in transition,” the KU coach said. The biggest difference between each team’s approach is Nebraska’s reliance on three-point shooting. Plus, the Huskers’ forwards are as likely to pop a three as their guards. Hooper (67 three-pointers), Moore (15.8 points, 48 threes) and freshman forward Emily Cady (9.9 points, 24 threes) account for 62 percent of Nebraska’s offense. As a team, NU averages about 7-for23 from three-point range (30 percent). “That’s a lot of threes and a lot of attempts,” said Henrickson, whose Jayhawks average a little less than four threes a game

PROBABLE STARTERS KANSAS (19-12) G — Angel Goodrich, 5-4, jr. G — Natalie Knight, 5-7, fr. G — CeCe Harper, 5-8, so. F — Aishah Sutherland, 6-2, sr. F — Chelsea Gardner, 6-3, fr. NO. 17 NEBRASKA (24-8) G — Lindsey Moore, 5-9, jr. G — Kaitlyn Burke, 5-7, sr. F — Emily Cady, 6-2, fr. F — Jordan Hooper, 6-2, so. F — Hailie Sample, 6-1, fr. Tipoff: 6:50 tonight, Little Rock, Ark. TV: ESPN2 (Knology Cable channels 34, 234). on almost 11 attempts (34 percent). Not surprisingly, KU forwards Sutherland, Chelsea Gardner, Bunny Williams and Tania Jackson have heard plenty about the Nebraska attack. Said Gardner: “I’ve just been working on defending the three on the bigs.” With five different players who have hit at least 21 three-pointers this season, Henrickson said KU’s first-round game will be challenging. “I don’t know that anyone runs motion as good as they do and keeps spacing,” she said. Tonight’s winner advances to a second-round game Tuesday against either No. 3 seed Delaware or No. 14 seed ArkansasLittle Rock. The Jayhawks haven’t won an NCAA Tournament game since 1999.

Raleigh Regional

Fresno Regional

No. 3 Texas A&M 69, No. 14 Albany 47 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS — Tyra White scored 18 points in her return from injury, and defending national champion Texas A&M used a big second half run to pull away. White had missed the last three games with a left foot injury. She got going early, scoring 12 points in the first half, and added four points and a steal in a decisive second-half run. The Great Danes (2310) had scored six straight points to tie it early in the second half before A&M used a 17-4 run to take a 49-36 lead with about 13 minutes remaining. The Aggies (23-10) were making their school-record seventh straight tournament appearance and Albany was in the tournament for the first time.

No. 8 West Virginia 68, No. 9 Texas 55 NORFOLK, VA. — Taylor Palmer scored 13 of her 18 points in the second half, and West Virginia held on against Texas after squandering most of a 15-point lead. The Mountaineers (24-9) led 48-33 with 10 minutes to play before the Longhorns closed to 51-48 with 51⁄2 minutes to go. But after West Virginia went almost five minutes without a basket, Palmer swished a three-pointer from the right wing. Ashley Gayle scored 11 points and Ashleigh Fontenette 10 to lead Texas (18-14), which lost its fifth consecutive tournament game. Asya Bussie added 12 points for West Virginia.

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PRINCETON’S KATE MILLER, BOTTOM LEFT, LOSES THE BALL while pressured by Kansas State’s Brittany Chambers, center, and Tasha Dickey. KSU won, 67-64, Saturday in Bridgeport, Conn.



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TALE OF THE TAPE Purdue 22-12

Kansas 28-6

72.2 ........points per game........ 74.7 ! 66.1 .. opp. points per game ...61.6 ! 33.0.... rebounds per game ....37.0 ! 33.8 ..... opp. reb. per game...... 31.3 ! 13.5........ assists per game ........15.5 ! ! 8.7 ......turnovers per game..... 13.3 44.1 ..............field goal% .............48.4 ! Nick Krug/Journal-World Photos

KANSAS FORWARD THOMAS ROBINSON MAKES HIS WAY THROUGH THE HALLWAYS of CenturyLink Center as the team prepares for practice on Saturday in Omaha, Neb.


Cramping Taylor ‘fine’ ————

T-Rob turns 21, celebrates with ‘pillow, bed’ By Gary Bedore

OMAHA, NEB. — Kansas University senior guard Tyshawn Taylor sipped on orange Gatorade as he chatted with reporters in a CenturyLink Center hallway Saturday afternoon. He has been drinking lots of fluids to make sure he doesn’t have a recurrence of leg cramps that limited him to 23 minutes in Friday’s 65-50 victory over Detroit. “I’m fine. Hopefully it doesn’t happen again, and I’ll be out there for my team,” Taylor said. He said it’s a good thing KU didn’t need him the last 15 minutes of Friday’s game. He was hooked to an IV and unable to shake the pain of cramps. “After the first IV went in, they asked if I was all right. My legs felt tight,” Taylor said. “I tried to move. I said, ‘Dang.’ As a competitor, you want to be out there for your team. If it was a close game, I’d feel worse about myself.” KU coach Bill Self said he thought Taylor would be 100 percent today. “I think he’s fine. He cramped in Hawaii, too, and sat out a good portion of the Georgetown game, and that was a full-body deal. Yesterday it was just his calf. He says his calf is sore,” Self said.

urday celebrated his 21st birthday. “We’ll have some cake later on. What more can a guy want than that?” Self said with a smile. Robinson had no big birthday plans on the eve of KU’s NCAA Midwest Regional game against Purdue. “My pillow. My bed. A few texts, that’s it,” Robinson said. “I’m not focused on my birthday now. I’ve got the game to think about. It’s just another day.” Of Purdue, he said: “I know they’ve got (Robbie) Hummel, (D.J) Byrd, and their bigs run the floor and shoot well,” Robinson said. “We’ve got to guard on the wings and guard the three. I have to be locked in maybe more than I have all season,” the 6-10 junior added of guarding the 6-8 Hummel. Another person celebrating a birthday Saturday was Elijah Johnson’s dad, Marcus. “Just sending a couple texts to my dad,” Johnson said before answering questions from the media.

of Painter. “He gets guys fired up. He was fun to be around a couple weeks. I enjoyed every minute of it.” He also was around Hummel a bit. “He was on an older team,” Taylor said. “He’s a tough kid, a competitor. He’s one of the guys you root for and want to do well, but not too well. He’s one of the nicest kids I met.” Of Hummel, Robinson said: “He’s a great player, somebody I have the greatest respect for.” "

Tough match-up: The 6-foot-3 Taylor faces a challenge in guarding 5-9 Lewis Jackson. “I hate it. It’s my pet peeve,” Taylor said of guarding shorter guards. “But I like a challenge. He’s very quick and likes to get in the paint. He’s good.” "

Self on Purdue: “I don’t know anybody in our league I’d compare them to, maybe Texas Tech when coach (Bob) Knight was there and Pat " (Knight). They run true He knows Purdue’s motion, spread the floor. coach: KU’s Taylor played It will be a big challenge.” " for the gold-medal-winGood leagues: KU sening USA Basketball Under 19 team in the summer nior Conner Teahan was of 2009. Purdue coach asked about playing a Matt Painter was assistant team from a conference (Big Ten) considered the coach for that team. " “He’s a player’s coach. best in the country this Happy birthday, T-Rob: His energy is great, inten- year. Thomas Robinson on Sat- sity is great,” Taylor said “I think that’s huge, and

it brings to our attention how good of a conference they play in,” Teahan said. “They played in a lot of big games already, so we know they will be ready to play, and we kind of thought … to be honest, a lot of guys on our team think the Big 12 is right up there also in the country. Baylor, Missouri, Iowa State are great teams, and from head to toe our conference is just as good as anybody’s. So being able to prove that would be something that we will focus on tomorrow, also.” "

Boardwork: Robinson on Friday recorded his 401st rebound of the season, becoming only the fourth Jayhawk to record 400 rebounds: Wilt Chamberlain (510 in 1957), Drew Gooden (423 in 2002) and Clyde Lovellette (410 in 1952). "

Divided AD: Curious whether Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger will be in Omaha tonight, to watch the KU men take on Purdue, or in Little Rock, Ark., where, starting at 6:50 tonight, KU will face Nebraska in the women’s NCAA? Well, Zenger and his family plan to be in Omaha. Debbie Van Saun, KU’s senior associate AD/ senior woman administrator, will represent department administration in Little Rock.


I’m not done learning. I’ll do my homework tonight,” Johnson added. Johnson, who was not recruited by Purdue — “I had already gone to the West Coast. They didn’t even know I was from there when I was getting recruited,” he said — learned how to play the game with the help of a Boilermaker. That person would be Glenn Robinson, who played on the Purdue team that knocked KU out of the 1994 NCAA Tournament in the Sweet 16. “He came from Roosevelt High School, the same high school I was going to go to,” Johnson said. “I went to his camps in the summer as a little kid.” Johnson’s dad, Marcus, and Indiana youth coaches also drilled him on fundamentals. “My game ... I think when people hear I am from Vegas, they are kind of confused about that. Then I tell them I’m re-

KANSAS COACH BILL SELF IS SURROUNDED BY CAMERAS AND REPORTERS as he takes questions outside the locker room Saturday. ally from Indiana, it kind of makes sense,” Johnson said. “I’ve got a feel for the game. I enjoy the game more than the average person. You can tell by the way I see things, by the way I don’t care about scoring (9.8 ppg,

126 assists, 61 turnovers), by the way I enjoy how basketball is supposed to be played. Because in Indiana they don’t just play basketball, they teach you how to play basketball. It’s not just about going oneon-one — can you score

40? — and not play defense. It’s about the whole court. I learned that in Indiana.” Johnson seems to have taken on more lead-guard responsibilities lately, especially in the second half of Friday’s game when

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Purdue vs. Kansas Probable Starters PURDUE (22-12) F — D.J. Byrd (6-5) F — Robbie Hummel (6-8) G — Terone Johnson (6-2) G — Lewis Jackson (5-9) G — Ryne Smith (6-3)

KANSAS (28-6) F — Thomas Robinson (6-10) F — Travis Releford (6-6) C — Jeff Withey (7-0) G — Elijah Johnson (6-4) G — Tyshawn Taylor (6-3)

Tipoff: 7:40 p.m. today, CenturyLink Arena, Omaha, Neb. TV: TNT (Knology Cable channels 45, 245)

Rosters PURDUE 0 — Terone Johnson, 6-2, 207, Soph., G, Indianapolis, Ind. 1 — Anthony Johnson, 6-3, 179, Fr., G, Chicago. 4 — Robbie Hummel, 6-8, 215, Sr., F, Valparaiso, Ind. 14 — Dru Anthrop, 6-0, 181, Jr., G, Lafayette, Ind. 15 — Donnie Hale, 6-8, 212, Fr., F, New Albany, Ind. 21 — D.J. Byrd, 6-5, 234, Jr., G/F, Crawfordsville, Ind. 23 — Lewis Jackson, 5-9, 165, Sr., G, Decatur, Ill. 24 — Ryne Smith, 6-3, 189, Sr., G, Toledo, Ohio. 30 — Neal Beshears, 6-6, 187, Fr., F, Winchester, Ind. 32 — John Hart, 6-2, 205, Jr., G, Beech Grove, Ind. 34 — Jacob Lawson, 6-8, 218, Fr., F, Reidsville, N.C. 50 — Travis Carroll, 6-9, 231, Soph., F, Danville, Ind. 55 — Sandi Marcius, 6-9, 257, Soph., F, Nedelisce, Croatia. Head coach: Matt Painter. Assistants: Jack Owens, Micah Shrewsberry, Greg Gary.

Tyshawn Taylor was out nursing leg cramps. Taylor grinned when asked how it’s determined who brings the ball up court when both are in the game together. “If I get tired, I tell Elijah to bring it up,” Taylor said. “One time Elijah was on the bench with two fouls. I said, ‘I need you on the court. When you are not in the game I have to bring it up every time. I’m tired. You HAVE to be out there.’ “I love playing with him; it reminds me when I played with Sherron (Collins): Get it and go. I know how to run the 1 and the 2; he knows how to run the 1 and the 2 ... perfect.” Johnson is the obvious candidate to take over as lead guard next season — his senior year. Current freshman Naadir Tharpe will be the only other point-guard candidate on the current roster. “I’ve learned a lot from Tyshawn, being hungry, realizing we’re lucky to be at Kansas,” Johnson said. “I was born to do this. This is my time. I’d be a fool if I said I wasn’t ready. Who would say that? “I’m a natural leader. A

KANSAS 0 — Thomas Robinson, 6-10, 237, Jr., F, Washington, D.C. 1 — Naadir Tharpe, 5-11, 170, Fr., G, Worcester, Mass. 2 — Conner Teahan, 6-6, 212, Sr., G, Leawood. 4 — Justin Wesley, 6-9, 220, Soph., F, Fort Worth, Texas. 5 — Jeff Withey, 7-0, 235, Jr., C, San Diego. 10 — Tyshawn Taylor, 6-3, 185, Sr., G, Hoboken, N.J. 15 — Elijah Johnson, 6-4, 193, Jr., G, Las Vegas. 20 — Niko Roberts, 5-11, 175, Soph., G, Huntington, N.Y. 21 — Christian Garrett, 6-3, 170, Fr., G, Los Angeles. 22 — Merv Lindsay, 6-7, 195, Fr., G, Moreno Valley, Calif. 23 — Ben McLemore, 6-5, 185, Fr., G, St. Louis. 24 — Travis Releford, 6-6, 207, Jr., G, Kansas City, Mo. 25 — Jordan Juenemann, 6-3, 195, Sr., G, Hays. 31 — Jamari Traylor, 6-8, 215, Fr., F, Chicago. 40 — Kevin Young, 6-8, 185, Jr., F, Perris, Calif. Head coach: Bill Self. Assistants: Joe Dooley, Danny Manning, Kurtis Townsend.

lot of people might not see it. My teammates know. I won’t tell you to do something I won’t do. It’s good enough right there.” He’s not looking far ahead. A victory today would mean a spot in Friday’s Sweet 16 game against either North Carolina State or Georgetown in St. Louis. A loss and the season is over. “I’m ready to win this next game. I can’t think that far ahead or I won’t survive tomorrow,” he said. And to beat Purdue, a team that enters with a 22-12 record compared to KU’s 28-6 mark? “Play hard,” he said. “We know they have a good team. We see them play on TV. It’s a name we are familiar with. We feel we know them because their record is on TV all the time, the conference they play in, what kind of offense they run, the style of play in that conference (Big Ten). We’re adjusting to it now. We have to be in tune because they have no set plays. They do anything they want to. We have to be ready for anything.”



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Breaking down the Boilermakers By Jesse Newell

Team: Purdue Record: 22-12 Seed: 10 KenPom (Ken Pomeroy) Ranking: 23

Strengths Purdue has been outstanding offensively this year, ranking sixth nationally in KenPom’s adjusted offensive efficiency. The Boilermakers’ greatest strength is getting shots up. Purdue is No. 1 in the nation in offensive turnover percentage, giving it away on just 13.5 percent of its possessions. Opponents also find it hard to get steals, coming away with swipes on just 5.9 percent of Purdue’s possessions. Purdue is a dangerous three-point shooting team, making 37.6 percent of its shots from deep (45th nationally). The scarier part for KU might be the number of three-point attempts the Boilermakers take, as 37.3 percent of Purdue’s shots are threes (45th nationally).

Weaknesses Defensively, Purdue hasn’t been great. The Boilermakers rank 87th in adjusted defensive efficiency and thrive in few areas after playing the nation’s 14th-toughest schedule. More than anything, the Boilermakers haven’t been able to limit good shots. Opponents make 49.4 percent of their twos (231rd nationally) and 34.8 percent of their threes (189th nationally) against Purdue, while the team also doesn’t force a lot of turnovers (19.7 percent, 200th nationally). Purdue does not grab many offensive rebounds, pulling down 31.2 percent of the available caroms (211th nationally). Free throws also are a weakness, as Purdue has made just 65.7 percent of its attempts from the line (281st nationally).

Players to Watch Even after two torn ACLs, 6-foot-8 senior forward Robbie Hummel remains as Purdue’s best player offensively. The All-Big Ten firstteamer shoots 28.9 percent of his team’s shots on the floor (126th nationally) while remaining an efficient player. He’s only made 44 percent of his twos this year (117 of 268) but has to be respected as a threepoint shooter, making 37 percent there (65 of 175). Hummel’s greatest strength, though, is his ability to not turn the ball over. He is No. 1 nationally in turnover percentage, as just 6.7 percent of his used possessions result in giveaways. Here’s another way to look at it: Hummel has more than one turnover in just seven of Purdue’s 34 games, and that’s while averaging more than 32 minutes per game. Hummel is also Purdue’s best defensive rebounder, grabbing 21.6 percent of the available boards on that end (113th nationally). Lewis Jackson, a 5-9 point guard, gives Purdue its best threat off the dribble. He’s made 50 percent of his twos (114 of 227) while also drawing 4.7 fouls per game. He’s not a danger from three, though. Purdue has two other deadly three-point shooters. Senior Ryne Smith pretty much only shoots threes (he has only 34 two-point attempts all season), but he’s made 43.8 percent of


important, but it’s a terrible thing not to have when it’s needed. It’s rare for Bill Self to bring so little experience and firepower off his bench

PURDUE COACH MATT PAINTER GETS after his defense during the second half of the Boilermakers’ 72-69 victory over Saint Mary’s on Friday in Omaha, Neb. his long-range shots while taking a whopping 201 of them (88 of 201). His statistical profile almost exactly matches that of Baylor’s Brady Heslip. Meanwhile, Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year D.J. Byrd has made 43 percent of his threes this year (61 of 142) while posting one of the nation’s best turnover percentages (8 percent, eighth nationally). He also shoots a lot, putting up 24.9 percent of the Boilermakers’ fieldgoal attempts when he’s in.

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PURDUE FORWARD ROBBIE HUMMEL ANSWERS A QUESTION during a news conference Saturday at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb. At left is Purdue guard Terone Johnson.

Purdue dishes on big men ————

Boilermakers compare Sullinger, Robinson By Matt Tait

ers lack experienced size, sixth-year senior Robbie Hummel, 6-foot-8, 215 pounds, expects to find himself matched up with Robinson, 6-9, 240, for much of today’s 7:40 p.m. contest at CenturyLink Center. Although the bulk of the talk during Saturday’s media session with the four teams left in Omaha was about game plans, Hummel took time to talk about Robinson and Sullinger’s similarities. “I think that’s a great comparison,” he said. “Sullinger is probably pretty spot-on. I think Michigan State and Ohio State are very good comparisons to Kansas in the sense that they have good guards, and they have some very good bigs.” Because the Boilermakers have just two players 6-8 or taller who average more than 15 minutes per game — Hummel plays 32 and Travis Carroll 17 — Purdue’s locker room feature a group of guards chiming in about how they could help neutralize a player like Robinson. “The main thing we try

to do is limit his touches, because if he can’t get the ball he can’t score,” Byrd said. “We’re just gonna try to take him out of what he wants to do. That’s the main focus for us right now.” Added senior guard Ryne Smith: “You just try to be as physical as you can without fouling. And Hummel: “You just gotta make sure you don’t give him angles, make him score over you. He’s a very good player, and he’s gonna make some shots. We just have to make sure when he does miss we get the rebound.” So, who does what better? The Boilermakers were up for answering that question, too. “I think Thomas Robinson runs the floor a little better,” Byrd said. “He’s a little quicker up the court, but other than that they’re both great players, and they’re both probably going to play a long time in the NBA.” Smith pointed to Robinson’s more chiseled frame and explosive play. “Robinson’s just a little bit more athletic than Jared Sullinger is,” he said.

“I haven’t seen a lot of Thomas yet, but he’s obviously a great player.” And Hummel focused on Robinson’s wide array of offensive weapons. “I think Thomas Robinson probably shoots it a little better than Jared does,” Hummel said. “Jared can step out and shoot just like Thomas can, but, from what I’ve seen, Thomas might shoot it a little better. I’d also say Thomas Robinson might be a little bit better ballhandler.” In two games against Purdue this season, Sullinger, 6-9, 265, averaged 24 points and nine rebounds in 34 minutes. Those numbers include a recent meeting in the Big Ten tournament, where Sullinger exploded for 30 points and 12 rebounds in a 17-point OSU victory. Asked if Sullinger’s success had him salivating for his chance to take on the Boilermakers, Robinson played down his advantage. “I don’t look at it as, ‘Sullinger did it, so I can do it,’” Robinson said. “I’m just gonna try to go out and have a good game.”

OMAHA, NEB. — When Kansas University’s men’s basketball team knocked off second-ranked Ohio State in December at Allen Fieldhouse, an injury Bottom Line to OSU big man Jared Sullinger forced KU power forDon’t let Purdue’s 12 ward Thomas Robinson to losses fool you; the Boilmiss out on an opportunity ermakers played a tough to size up his game against schedule this year and have one of the best big men in seven losses to KenPom the country. top-10 teams. With KU’s next NCAA Purdue is a gifted offenTournament opponent sive team that is dangerous having faced Sullinger because it has few turntwice this season, a few overs and is nearly guaranof the Purdue Univerteed to get a lot of shots up. sity players on Saturday As mentioned above, the served as the de facto exscariest part for KU is the perts on comparing and high percentage of threes contrasting the skills of that Purdue shoots. In a onethe two. game setting, this can make “They’re very simifor a wide range of outcomes. lar,” Purdue junior D.J. Think of it like this: With Byrd said. “Obviously, every three-pointer Purdue Sullinger’s got more of a takes against KU, it’s buying big body in the post, but a lottery ticket. Hey, there’s they’ve both got that midthe chance that you get 14 range game, as well as a straight lottery tickets that three-point shot somelose. If that happens — and times, too. They’re pretty Purdue misses almost all its much complete players threes — KU has a chance and physical players who to bury the Boilermakers are difficult to guard.” and win by 20 or more. Because the BoilermakBut that’s the thing about the lottery tickets ... though over time you will always lose, on a given day you might win. As an underdog, the Boilermakers have the tendencies (average-to-slow tempo, high-risk, highreward offense) that you want when facing a favorite By Matt Tait in March. In short, Purdue is a scary OMAHA, NEB. — For Purmatch-up because it is good due senior Robbie Humoffensively and has the potential to make up points mel, the road to Omaha has been about much with a string of good luck. more than putting togethKenPom predicts a sever a solid season and helpen-point KU victory, giving ing the Boilermakers overthe Jayhawks a 73-percent come a sixth-place finish chance of winning. in the Big Ten to get into The Jayhawks will increase their chances of win- the NCAA Tournament. It’s been about overning if they limit their help on coming the physical and drives and stick to Purdue’s shooters on the perimeter to emotional toll that back-totry to prevent the Boilermak- back ACL tears can take. Two years ago, with ers’ lottery tickets. Purdue ranked No. 3 in the Meanwhile, KU needs to country late in the season, perform better offensively Hummel, a 6-foot-8 athletagainst a weak defensive team; the Jayhawks posted ic forward from Valparaiso, Ind., tore his ACL on a just 0.96 points per posroutine jump-stop. Immesession against Detroit on diately, Purdue’s hopes for Friday. KU will have to be better a national title were gone, Sunday to outscore Purdue, and Hummel, a household name and All-American though the return of guard Tyshawn Taylor to full-time candidate with an NBA duty should definitely help. future, was left wondering what would come next. After a solid session of All statistics courtesy rehab, Hummel returned a of and are year later and, in large part current as of Saturday

because of that, the Boilermakers entered the preseason as the No. 2-ranked team in the country. But bad fortune struck again, and Hummel suffered his second ACL tear. The swingman went to work again and rehabbed the knee. The result this time around was much better, as Hummel started all 34 of Purdue’s games this year and wound up being the team’s leading scorer at 16.1 points per game. Sure, he’s a different player in some ways, but just the fact that he’s playing at all has earned the forward with the suddenly uncertain future a ton of respect. “First of all, with him, how could you not respect this guy?” said Kansas University coach Bill Self, whose Jayhawks (28-6) will face Hummel’s Boilermakers (22-12) at 7:40 tonight at CenturyLink Center. “To go through what he’s gone through physically and still play at a high

The right start? In 34 games this season, the Boilermakers have thrown together nine different starting lineups. When they face KU tonight, they figure to go with

Size (dis)advantage With so much attention placed on Purdue’s lack of size, the Boilermakers talked about how they, much like Missouri, might be able to use the mismatch to their advantage. “That’s something to take into account,” Hummel said. “But at the same time, it poses some pretty big match-up problems for us.”

as this season, but it’s trending upward, thanks to the improved play of energetic reserve Kevin Young, a junior transfer from Loyola Marymount. “I love playing with him, man, because his intensity is always high, always high,” Taylor said. “No matter what he’s doing, he’s going 100 mph.”

going to be a big part of having to guard Robbie (Hummell) and the other guys who can stretch the floor.” Early in the season, defensive deficiencies made it difficult for Young to stay on the court. Stronger players overpowered him, quicker players beat him off the dribble. “I’ve been trying a lot

to improve on it,” Young said. Much of the improvement comes from facing a variety of styles in practice. “I’ll guard anyone from Thomas (Robinson), Jeff (Withey), Justin (Wesley), all the way to Elijah (Johnson) or Travis (Releford),” Young said. The toughest guy to keep from scoring?

“Probably Thomas, just because of his strength,” Young said. Young’s not a banger like Robinson, but he can hustle his way into position for rebounds and had a big night in KU’s tournament opener, scoring nine points and making five of six free throws. “K.Y.’s good, man,” Taylor said.


F Hummel has KU’s respect

Sounds a little like Taylor. “Exactly,” Taylor said. “I was just about to say, sometimes it gets him in trouble, but you can live with that when you know he’s going hard, and he’s just trying. I love it when he’s on the court with me. (Purdue) is going to be a big game for him because they play small, and he’s

level... the guy is averaging over 16 a game, coming off of two ACLs. Stud. Stud.” Hummel does not see anything he has done as heroic. He’s just a guy who likes basketball and was not ready to stop playing. Now that his college career still has life, he seems pretty content with how it all unfolded and that has helped him enjoy Purdue’s run a little more. “Definitely,” he said. “It’s something that allows you to kind of look back at things and say, ‘Hey, it’s great to play in this tournament that’s been taken away from me for the last two years.’ I definitely appreciate it more because of that. And I guess I’ll be able to look back when I’m old and say it was pretty fun.”

one of their more rare looks in an attempt to match-up with the Jayhawks. “We’ll probably start a bigger lineup,” Hummel said. “I would assume.” That lineup puts Hummel (6-8) at the power forward spot and sophomore Travis Carroll (6-9) at center. During Friday’s victory over St. Mary’s, Purdue started its more-regular four-guard lineup, with Hummel, D.J. Byrd (6-5), Terone Johnson (6-2), Lewis Jackson (5-9) and Ryne Smith (6-3) taking the floor for the opening tip.



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O’Quinn, Norfolk State hoping for Cinderalla run OMAHA, NEB. (AP) — Kyle O’Quinn has long been a known commodity in the after-thought of a conference in which he plays. Now everybody seems to know his name. The gregarious 6-foot10, 240-pound center is the face of the 15th-seeded Norfolk State Spartans. That’s the lovable little engine of a team that shocked second-seeded Missouri in the NCAA Tournament Friday and, as O’Quinn said in the afterglow, messed up a lot of folks’ brackets — and, he jokingly added, even his own. They’ve captured the imagination of the nation, and everyone wants to know if O’Quinn and Norfolk State (26-9) can do it again today against the tournament-tested Florida Gators (24-10). A No. 15 seed has never made it to the round of 16. “When you’ve made history and continue to try to make history, it’s kind of hard to refocus,” O’Quinn said Saturday. “We know what’s on the line. We know what we can do. We know the good feeling we had last night. We don’t want it to end.” Florida has made the NCAA Tournament 12 times in coach Billy Donovan’s 16 years as coach, won a couple national titles and reached a regional final a year ago. The Gators, who beat Virginia 71-45 on Friday, have seen this story before and know Norfolk State is going to have a home-court advantage at the CenturyLink Center. “Everyone loves the Cinderella story, underdog stories. Even if you’re neutral, you just love those stories,” said Florida center Patric Young. “They love to see the underdogs like George Mason and VCU make runs

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NORFOLK STATE PLAYER KYLE O’QUINN (10) CELEBRATES an 86-84 victory against Missouri on Friday at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb. to the Final Four. We’d like to be the team to stop that run and not be a part of that run.” O’Quinn plays, and embraces, the starring role for the Spartans. Until Friday the senior was a virtual unknown outside the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, where he’s player of the year and two-time defensive player of the year. He introduced himself to college basketball fandom at large with his 26 points and 14 rebounds against Missouri. It was his 20th double-double of the season and 39th in 67 games. Adding to O’Quinn’s appeal were those postgame quips where he talked

about bracket busting, President Obama’s mistake in picking against the Spartans and even how he watched cheerleaders dance during timeouts. Two or three hours after the upset of Missouri, O’Quinn said, he had accumulated about 2,100 new Twitter followers to more than double his total. “Once in a lifetime feeling,” he said. “A win has never brought so much joy to a player, to a family.” The New York native’s start in the game was inauspicious. He showed up at Campus Magnet High in Queens as a 5-foot-11 ninth-grader and grew 11 inches the next three

years. He was coaxed into going out for basketball his junior year, and he mostly warmed the bench. Campus Magnet coach Charles Granby said O’Quinn could be such a goofball that he almost kicked him off the team. O’Quinn averaged 20 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks his last year in high school, but no colleges showed interest. The only scholarship offer came after Spartans coach Anthony Evans went to Campus Magnet to look at a point guard. But the big O’Quinn is the one who caught his eye. O’Quinn visited campus and signed a letter of intent on the spot. He’s one of eight New Yorkers on the roster, along with Evans and assistant coach Robert Jones. Evans, like Granby, said O’Quinn could be frustrating at first. “We had to rein him in a little bit because he wanted to be a class clown,” Evans said. “You’d be running practice, and he’d be off to the side trying to tell jokes or pouring water down somebody’s back.” But make no mistake, Evans said, O’Quinn put in all the hard work to make himself a great college player. In turn, O’Quinn has helped raise the profile of a 7,000-student school with a modest tradition. The Spartans’ 26 wins are the most since the program moved to Division I in 1997-98 and a 13-game improvement from last year’s 12-20 season. They were picked to finish fourth in the MEAC in the preseason and ended up second to Savannah State. They won the conference tournament for their first NCAA berth. “If they beat Florida,” Granby said, “all hell’s gonna break loose.”

Iowa buds to face off during UNC-Creighton GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — As Harrison Barnes and Doug McDermott won state championships together as high school teammates in Iowa, Barnes became one of the nation’s top recruits, while McDermott was the overlooked teammate. They’ll take the court on opposite sides today — Barnes for North Carolina, McDermott for Creighton — with a trip to the NCAA Tournament’s Round of 16 at stake. “It’s crazy how far both of us have come,” McDermott said Saturday. “I would’ve never guessed we’d be playing against each other on such a big stage.” Nor would most people

have guessed in the preseason that it would be McDermott, not Barnes, capturing the most attention as a prolific scorer driving his team’s at- Barnes tack. Barnes said he noticed the possible match-up with his former Ames High teammate as soon as McDermott the NCAA brackets were released. “I think probably the

state of Iowa will all watch,” Barnes quipped. McDermott, a 6-foot-7 sophomore, is averaging 23 points and eight rebounds per game for the eighth-seeded Bluejays (29-5). He’s an All-America candidate who helped the Missouri Valley Conference program to its first NCAA tournament victory in 10 years on Friday against Alabama. McDermott paces a potent offense that averages 79 points and leads the country in shooting at 50.7 percent. Barnes, a 6-8 sophomore, is leading the topseeded Tar Heels (30-5) in scoring at 17 per game. But he hasn’t been the always-dominant player that many expected when

he arrived in Chapel Hill, often content to blend in with talented teammates such as Tyler Zeller and John Henson. Of course, the Tar Heels still don’t know whether they’ll have their full lineup today. Henson — a 6-10 forward averaging 14 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks — is still questionable to play due to a sprained left wrist sustained during the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. Henson has missed the past three games. North Carolina will again have the benefit of playing in front of a homestate crowd about an hour west of the Chapel Hill campus. The Tar Heels are 30-1 in NCAA games in their home state.

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PLAYERS OF THE GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM AND CHINA’S BAYI ROCKETS FIGHT during their exhibition game on Aug. 18, 2011, in Beijing. The Hoyas said the fight, which ended the game early, drew them closer as a team as they try to make a deep tournament run.

Post-fight Hoyas ready for anything COLUMBUS, OHIO (AP) — An international incident made Georgetown a team. What could have been a disparate collection of freshmen and upperclassmen, entitled stars and incoming newbies, has become a united squad as it prepares to meet North Carolina State today in a third round of the Midwest Regional. A horrendous fight drew them closer. “Having gone through it, it without a doubt brought this group together,” coach John Thompson III said Saturday. “The realization that everybody’s piece is important, that everyone — for us to have success, for us to succeed, for us to get out of here alive — everyone has to do their part.” It all started almost 7,000 miles from campus. Georgetown played China’s Bayi Rockets in an exhibition game in August that was supposed to be part of a goodwill tour. Instead, it turned ugly when a bench-clearing brawl broke out all over the court with more than nine minutes left in the fourth quarter. The game was canceled with score tied at 64. The Hoyas escaped despite chairs being thrown on the court, fans pelting them with bottles and opposing players chasing them. Things changed for the Hoyas that day. “That’s definitely where it kicked off,” said point guard Jason Clark. “Because having new players on this team, you didn’t know what to expect. When you’re first building a team, you have to find out if you can trust that person. And with everything that happened over there in China, after the whole brawl, we all understood that everybody had each other’s back no matter what.” Third-seeded Georgetown (24-8), which starts players from all four classes and has six firstyear players on the roster, clearly took the experience to heart. How nerve-

... with everything that happened over there in China, after the whole brawl, we all understood that everybody had each other’s back no matter what.” — Georgetown point guard Jason Clark racking is a two-point game in the final minutes at Louisville when you’ve had an angry mob on your tail? A free throw to clinch a win against Notre Dame is nothing compared to ducking an object thrown at your head. “This group quickly learned that for us to have success, we’re going to have to protect each other,” said Thompson, whose team got past Belmont 7459 in its first NCAA game. “For us to have success we’re going to have to be ready, willing and able to fight for each other.” Then he hesitated before adding, “Now, hopefully, unlike then, it’s more figuratively than literally.” The Hoyas, NCAA champions in 1984 under Thompson’s dad, John Thompson Jr., will be tested in an entirely different way today at Nationwide Arena. They are a tall and disciplined defensive team with four starters standing at least 6-foot-8. But they haven’t been as good at the other end of the floor, and N.C. State can speed up the tempo. The 11th-seeded Wolfpack (23-12), who upset sixth-seeded San Diego State 79-65 on Friday, have helped revive a glittering tradition that includes NCAA titles in 1974 and 1983. Leading scorer C.J. Leslie, who grew up not far from the N.C. State campus, said he was pleased to be a part of the program’s rise after five years away from the NCAA tournament. “To bring a program where it hasn’t been in a while is very exciting,” he said.



Sunday, March 18, 2012

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Syracuse regroups to K.O. K-State The Associated Press

East Regional No. 1 Syracuse 75, No. 8 Kansas State 59 PITTSBURGH — It had been awhile since Syracuse played like the team that spent all season ranked in the top five. In the second half Saturday, the top-seeded Orange looked like that group and maybe even better, pulling away to a victory over eighth-seeded Kansas State in the third round of the East Regional. “The second half, we made shots. We haven’t done that lately,” Orange coach Jim Boeheim said. “Our offense was not good in the first half. We had to pick it up on the offensive end. Our defense was very good the first half. We got killed on the boards. ... Second half we did a much better job on the boards.” Scoop Jardine had 16 points and eight assists, Dion Waiters had 18 points, and James Southerland added 15 for the Orange (33-2), who didn’t wait until the final minutes to seal the win as they did in the second round against 16th-seeded North Carolina-Asheville. “I think we picked it up on both ends of the floor. Especially on the defensive end, we got what we wanted. We were able to get transition baskets,” said Kris Joseph, who had 11 points. “There was a lot of space on the offensive end. We got open shots, open looks; we knocked ’em down. This is the way I like us to play. Everyone was involved. The scoring balance — it was really balanced tonight. That’s how we’re supposed to play.” They hadn’t looked that way lately, even in their wins. Syracuse scored fewer than 70 points — it averages 74.5 — in five of the last seven games. The Orange shot better than 46.5 percent from the field — their mark for the season — only once, and the stretch included three-point performances of 1-for-15, 5-for-20 and 3-for-14. Against UNCAsheville, they shot 44.6 percent overall and 5-for23 on threes, and that included making one of their first 13. Syracuse plays Vanderbilt or Wisconsin in Boston on Thursday night in the regional semifinals. Rodney McGruder had 15 points for the Wildcats (22-11), who struggled from the field against Syracuse’s 2-3 zone defense. Neither team had its leading rebounder. Syracuse’s 7-foot Fab Melo, the Big East Defensive Player of the Year, was declared ineligible by the school for the rest of the tournament earlier in the week. About 20 minutes before the start of this game, Kansas State announced that Jamar Samuels would be held out over an eligibility issue. “It was tough playing without him, especially one of our seniors. He’s one of the main leaders of the team,” McGruder said. “It was just tough, you know. It’s tough that he would never get to play another game in a Kansas State uniform. He missed his last game.” This is Syracuse’s 17th appearance overall and third time in four years in the round of 16. The Orange, who had already set a school record for wins in a season, were ranked No. 1 for six weeks. Southerland was 5-of-6 from the field in the second half, and Jardine and Waiters were both 5-of-9. “It’s all a rhythm thing. James got in a rhythm; Scoop in the second half got in a rhythm. That’s what we want to see,” Joseph said. “We don’t want to take contested shots. We want easy, open shots. That’s what we got.”

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SYRACUSE’S JAMES SOUTHERLAND, RIGHT, BLOCKS a shot by Kansas State’s Jordan Henriquez (21) as he shoots in front of Rakeem Christmas in the second half on Saturday in Pittsburgh. Syracuse won 75-59. With Waiters going 7-of-7 and Joseph 7-of-8, the Orange finished 23of-29 from the free-throw line, while the Wildcats were 13-of-19. Rakeem Christmas, who moved into Melo’s spot in the starting lineup, had eight points and 11 rebounds for Syracuse, which shot 66.7 percent in the second half, including making all five of its attempts from behind the 3-point line. Jordan Henriquez had 14 points and 17 rebounds for Kansas State, which dominated the rebounding throughout, finishing with a 41-32 advantage. Henriquez had 11 of the Wildcats’ 25 offensive rebounds, but they were able to turn them into only 20 second-chance points. Henriquez had trouble defensively and had to sit for four minutes in the second half because of foul trouble. “They dragged me away from the rim,” he said. “ When I did contest, they usually got into my body, hit me with a pump fake, drew a couple fouls on me early in the second half.” KANSAS ST. (22-11) Rodriguez 3-11 4-4 12, Henriquez 7-17 0-1 14, McGruder 5-13 5-6 15, Gipson 2-9 4-8 8, Spradling 4-11 0-0 10, Southwell 0-1 0-0 0, Irving 0-3 0-0 0, Ojeleye 0-0 0-0 0, Diaz 0-1 0-0 0, Jones 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 21-67 13-19 59. SYRACUSE (33-2) Fair 0-3 3-6 3, Jardine 5-9 3-4 16, Triche 2-4 0-0 4, Christmas 4-7 0-0 8, Joseph 2-7 7-8 11, Waiters 5-9 7-7 18, Keita 0-0 0-0 0, Southerland 5-6 3-4 15. Totals 23-45 23-29 75. Halftime-Syracuse 25-24. 3-Point Goals-Kansas St. 4-17 (Spradling 2-6, Rodriguez 2-7, Jones 0-1, Irving 0-1, McGruder 0-2), Syracuse 6-9 (Jardine 3-3, Southerland 2-2, Waiters 1-2, Fair 0-1, Joseph 0-1). Fouled Out-Spradling. Rebounds-Kansas St. 41 (Henriquez 17), Syracuse 32 (Christmas 11). Assists-Kansas St. 8 (Henriquez 3), Syracuse 13 (Jardine 8). Total FoulsKansas St. 20, Syracuse 18. A-NA.

No. 2 Ohio State 73, No. 7 Gonzaga 66 PITTSBURGH — Jared Sullinger scored 18 points, including two big baskets in the final three minutes to lead Ohio State past Gonzaga and into the Round of 16 for the third straight year. DeShaun Thomas also scored 18 for the Buckeyes (29-7), while Aaron Craft added 17 points and 10 assists. Ohio State will play Florida State or Cincinnati in the East Regional semifinals Thursday in Boston. Gary Bell Jr. led Gonzaga (26-7) with 18 points, but the Bulldogs were unable to become the third team to knock off a No. 2 seed in less than 24 hours. Gonzaga erased a 10-point deficit to tie it at 61 on a three-pointer by Elias Harris with 4:05 remaining, but Sullinger knocked down two pretty hook shots late while the Bulldogs went cold.

GONZAGA (26-7) Sacre 3-6 2-3 8, Pangos 3-13 2-2 10, Bell, Jr. 5-9 5-6 18, Landry Edi 1-2 2-2 4, Harris 6-14 2-4 16, Carter 0-0 0-0 0, Stockton 0-2 1-2 1, Spangler 0-0 0-0 0, Monninghoff 0-1 0-0 0, Hart 0-0 0-0 0, Dower 4-9 0-0 9. Totals 22-56 14-19 66. OHIO ST. (29-7) Sullinger 5-9 6-7 18, Thomas 7-15 1-2 18, Craft 7-9 2-2 17, Smith, Jr. 2-6 2-2 7, Buford 4-13 3-4 13, Scott 0-1 0-0 0, Thompson 0-0 0-0 0, Williams 0-0 0-1 0, Ravenel 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-53 14-18 73. Halftime-Ohio St. 39-37. 3-Point Goals-Gonzaga 8-23 (Bell, Jr. 3-5, Harris 2-6, Pangos 2-8, Dower 1-1, Landry Edi 0-1, Stockton 0-1, Monninghoff 0-1), Ohio St. 9-24 (Thomas 3-7, Sullinger 2-2, Buford 2-7, Craft 1-3, Smith, Jr. 1-4, Scott 0-1). Fouled Out-None. ReboundsGonzaga 34 (Harris 7), Ohio St. 31 (Thomas 7). Assists-Gonzaga 14 (Bell, Jr., Stockton 5), Ohio St. 13 (Craft 10). Total Fouls-Gonzaga 19, Ohio St. 17. A-18,588.

No. 4 Wisconsin 60, No. 5 Vanderbilt 57 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Ryan Evans scored 11 points and grabbed a crucial rebound in the closing seconds. John Jenkins took a three-pointer that would have given the Commodores the lead, but it bounced high off the rim, and Evans pulled down the rebound and was fouled with 2.1 seconds left. He made the first free throw to make it a three-point game. After a Vanderbilt timeout, he missed the second and the Commodores called time with 1.3 seconds remaining. Jared Berggren contested the inbounds pass and got his right hand on Lance Goulbourne’s overhand heave and started celebrating Wisconsin’s fifth trip to the round of 16 under coach Bo Ryan as the horn sounded. VANDERBILT (25-11) Goulbourne 2-3 3-4 7, Tchiengang 1-1 0-0 2, Taylor 4-12 0-0 9, Tinsley 4-6 0-0 10, Jenkins 3-13 5-6 13, Johnson 0-2 0-0 0, Ezeli 5-7 4-6 14, Parker 1-2 0-0 2, Odom 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-46 12-16 57. WISCONSIN (26-9) Evans 4-7 2-5 11, Bruesewitz 4-6 0-0 10, Berggren 5-12 1-1 12, Taylor 5-15 1-1 14, Gasser 1-2 0-1 2, Brust 4-8 0-0 11, Wilson 0-3 0-0 0, Kaminsky 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 23-55 4-8 60. Halftime-Wisconsin 32-31. 3-Point Goals-Vanderbilt 5-19 (Tinsley 2-4, Jenkins 2-9, Taylor 1-5, Parker 0-1), Wisconsin 10-33 (Brust 3-5, Taylor 3-10, Bruesewitz 2-3, Evans 1-3, Berggren 1-6, Gasser 0-1, Kaminsky 0-2, Wilson 0-3). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Vanderbilt 35 (Ezeli, Goulbourne 11), Wisconsin 30 (Berggren 6). Assists-Vanderbilt 8 (Goulbourne, Jenkins 2), Wisconsin 13 (Evans 4). Total Fouls-Vanderbilt 17, Wisconsin 16. A-NA.

South Regional No. 1 Kentucky 87, No. 8 Iowa State 71 LOUISVILLE, KY. — Freshman Marquis Teague is taking Kentucky to the South Regional semifinals in Atlanta. And maybe a lot farther than that. Teague scored a careerhigh 24 points and top seed Kentucky put together another complete performance with a dominating second-half run in a victory over Iowa State in the third round of the NCAA Tournament.

Freshman Anthony Davis had 15 points and 12 rebounds, senior Darius Miller added 19 points and Doron Lamb finished with 16. The Wildcats (34-2) used a 20-2 burst to break away from a tie and will next face fourth-seeded Indiana on Friday. The Wildcats have plenty of weapons and Teague’s role as point guard has been one of the hardest. He’s had to learn under coach John Calipari and acknowledged earlier this year he worried so much about it he has had sleepless nights. No more. Now he and his teammates will get another crack at the Hoosiers, who beat Kentucky on a last-second shot in December when the young ‘Cats committed a defensive lapse that cost them on the final play. Royce White, who almost transferred to Kentucky, scored 23 points and had nine rebounds before fouling out with 4:32 left for Iowa State (23-11), which beat defending national champion Connecticut on Thursday night. But the Cyclones couldn’t contend with Kentucky’s overwhelming offense and smothering defense after rallying from a 12-point halftime deficit to tie at 42-all with 16:23 left. Teague and Kentucky turned up the pressure with their big burst. Terrence Jones hit a basket, Miller added another and Jones flipped an alley-oop to Davis. After two free throws by Scott Christopherson, the Wildcats ran off 14 straight points that made it 62-42. Jones finished with eight points and 11 rebounds as Kentucky led by as many as 24 with 6:27 left while shooting 55.4 percent from the field on the night. Chris Allen scored 16 points and Christopherson finished with 15 for the Cyclones, who went 3-of-22 from three-point range. IOWA ST. (23-11) Ejim 1-5 1-4 4, White 9-12 5-9 23, Babb 0-2 0-0 0, Allen 6-19 3-3 16, Christopherson 5-11 4-4 15, Palo 1-2 2-2 4, Booker 0-3 0-0 0, Gibson 3-4 3-3 9, McGee 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 25-61 18-25 71. KENTUCKY (34-2) Jones 3-9 2-4 8, Kidd-Gilchrist 1-4 0-0 2, Davis 4-9 7-9 15, Lamb 5-8 1-2 16, Teague 10-14 3-5 24, Miller 7-11 2-2 19, Wiltjer 1-1 0-0 3. Totals 31-56 15-22 87. Halftime-Kentucky 38-27. 3-Point Goals-Iowa St. 3-22 (Ejim 1-2, Christopherson 1-4, Allen 1-10, Booker 0-1, Babb 0-2, McGee 0-3), Kentucky 10-20 (Lamb 5-7, Miller 3-6, Wiltjer 1-1, Teague 1-3, Davis 0-1, Jones 0-1, Kidd-Gilchrist 0-1). Fouled Out-Jones, Palo, White. Rebounds-Iowa St. 31 (Ejim, White 9), Kentucky 40 (Davis 12). Assists-Iowa St. 7 (White 4), Kentucky 19 (Teague 7). Total Fouls-Iowa St. 17, Kentucky 19. Technicals-Iowa St. Bench, Jones. A-21,757.

No. 3 Baylor 80, No. 11 Colorado 63 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The basket was as wide as the ocean for Brady Heslip, and because of that, the future looks as bright as those uniforms for the Baylor Bears. Heslip made nine of 12 from behind the threepoint line to lift thirdseeded Baylor and their highlighter-yellow uniforms to a pullaway victory over No. 11 Colorado. The Bears (29-7) advance to the South Regional semifinals, their second trip to the final 16 in three seasons. They’ll play the winner between Xavier and Lehigh next Friday in Atlanta. Heslip, a Boston College transfer, made six 3s in the first half to keep his cold-shooting teammates close. Then, he helped break open a tight game late. His three-pointer with 6:56 left came in the early stages of Baylor’s 19-3 run to close the game. And it was contagious. Shortly after that make, Pierre Jackson (15 points, 10 assists) jacked one up from three feet behind the arc. Swish. Then Heslip, not to be outdone, made No. 9 — leaving him only two short of the NCAA Tournament record set by Jeff Fryer of Loyola Marymount in 1990 and matching the number put up by Purdue’s Courtney Moses in the women’s tournament a few hours earlier. Heslip’s wasn’t a record, but they’ll certainly let that one go at Baylor. The Bears came into this game taller, longer and more athletic than Colorado (24-12), but the Buffs matched their hustle through the entire first half and beyond. With the two Qs — Quincy Acy and Quincy Miller — shut down along with Perry Jones III, Heslip kept pulling up from long range and hitting nothing but net. He had matched his career high, with six at halftime. Askia Booker had 15 points for Colorado, which was on an amazing, but leg-sapping, run: Four wins in four nights last week at the Pac-12 tournament to get to March Madness, then a down-tothe-wire win over UNLV to open the South Regional. It was quite a show for the Buffs, who made the NCAAs for only the fourth time since 1969. When Booker hit a 3 with 10:30 left, the Buffs led 5754, and it looked like the show might move onto Atlanta. But Colorado scored only six points the rest of the way, worn down by the adrenaline-pumping run of the last two weeks, to say nothing of the athleticism of the Bears, a team that started the season 17-0 and rose to as high as third in The Associated Press poll. COLORADO (24-12) Roberson 4-5 4-5 13, Dufault 6-12 2-2 14, Tomlinson 0-1 0-0 0, Dinwiddie 1-3 0-0 3, Brown 6-14 1-2 13, Booker 4-12 4-7 15, Harris-Tunks 1-3 1-2 3, Chen 0-0 0-0 0, Adams 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 23-51 12-18 63. BAYLOR (29-7) Acy 2-5 3-4 7, Miller 3-9 2-2 8, Jones III 3-8 1-1 7, Heslip 9-13 0-0 27, Jackson 6-17 2-2 15, Bello 2-3 0-0 4, Walton 1-7 2-2 4, Jones 2-2 3-7 8. Totals 28-64 13-18 80. Halftime-Baylor 37-35. 3-Point GoalsColorado 5-15 (Booker 3-3, Roberson 1-1, Dinwiddie 1-2, Tomlinson 0-1, Dufault 0-3, Brown 0-5), Baylor 11-20 (Heslip 9-12, Jones 1-1, Jackson 1-6, Walton 0-1). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Colorado 28 (Roberson 8), Baylor 41 (Acy 10). Assists-Colorado 13 (Harris-Tunks 4), Baylor 15 (Jackson 10). Total Fouls-Colorado 16, Baylor 12. A-12,128.

No. 4 Indiana 63, No. 12 VCU 61 PORTLAND, ORE. — Indiana’s Will Sheehey made a 15-footer from the baseline with 12.7 seconds left after a shot was blocked right to him. Rob Brandenberg got a great look at a potential winning three-pointer but it rimmed off at the buzzer, ending the Rams’ bid for another surprising March run. Indiana advanced to the Round of 16 for the first

time in a decade and just four years after Tom Crean inherited a decimated program. The Hoosiers did it by rallying from down 5953 with six minutes remaining, including Victor Oladipo’s driving three-point play with 46.5 seconds left that tied it at 61. Christian Watford and Cody Zeller had 16 points apiece for Indiana (278). Sheehey finished with eight points; his gamewinner was his only basket of the second half. Bradford Burgess scored 12 of his 15 points in the first half for VCU (29-7). VCU (29-7) Reddic 4-8 0-2 8, Burgess 4-10 3-5 15, Haley 1-2 1-2 3, Theus 1-3 0-0 2, Daniels 4-13 0-0 10, Weber 2-3 0-0 4, Brandenberg 5-12 1-2 13, Graham 2-6 1-2 6. Totals 23-57 6-13 61. INDIANA (27-8) Watford 5-10 2-2 16, Sheehey 4-6 0-0 8, Zeller 5-9 6-8 16, Hulls 2-7 0-0 5, Oladipo 4-5 1-1 9, Abell 2-6 0-0 4, Pritchard 1-1 0-0 2, Roth 1-1 0-0 3, Elston 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 24-46 9-11 63. Halftime-VCU 42-41. 3-Point GoalsVCU 9-30 (Burgess 4-9, Brandenberg 2-7, Daniels 2-8, Graham 1-4, Theus 0-1, Weber 0-1), Indiana 6-13 (Watford 4-5, Roth 1-1, Hulls 1-4, Elston 0-1, Sheehey 0-1, Abell 0-1). Fouled Out-Reddic. Rebounds-VCU 23 (Burgess 7), Indiana 36 (Zeller 13). Assists-VCU 8 (Theus 5), Indiana 13 (Oladipo 6). Total FoulsVCU 16, Indiana 13. Technical-Sheehey. A-NA.

West Regional No. 3 Marquette 62, No. 6 Murray State 53 LOUISVILLE, KY. — Jae Crowder scored 12 of his 17 points in the second half, and Marquette used a late run to overcome Murray State. Trailing 46-41 with 7:43 to play, Marquette went on a 14-2 run. While Crowder and Davante Gardner took care of the offense, scoring all but two points during the spurt, the Golden Eagles used their size and strength to wear down the pesky Racers. Isaiah Canaan scored 16 for Murray State, (31-2). Marquette (27-7) plays the winner of Norfolk State-Florida next Thursday in Phoenix. MURRAY ST. (31-2) Daniel 3-5 0-0 6, Canaan 4-17 6-7 16, Poole 3-13 0-0 7, Long 5-8 2-2 12, Aska 3-13 1-1 7, Wilson 0-0 0-0 0, Mushatt 1-2 0-0 2, Jackson 1-6 0-0 3, Garrett 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-64 9-10 53. MARQUETTE (27-7) J. Wilson 1-5 0-0 2, Johnson-Odom 6-14 4-6 17, Blue 1-5 2-2 4, Cadougan 3-7 2-2 8, Crowder 6-13 4-7 17, Mayo 2-7 2-2 8, Anderson 0-0 0-0 0, D. Wilson 0-0 0-0 0, Gardner 2-4 2-2 6. Totals 21-55 16-21 62. Halftime-Murray St. 28-25. 3-Point Goals-Murray St. 4-21 (Canaan 2-8, Jackson 1-2, Poole 1-9, Long 0-2), Marquette 4-15 (Mayo 2-3, Crowder 1-5, Johnson-Odom 1-6, J. Wilson 0-1). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Murray St. 43 (Daniel 14), Marquette 36 (Crowder 13). Assists-Murray St. 7 (Canaan, Mushatt 2), Marquette 11 (Cadougan 4). Total Fouls-Murray St. 18, Marquette 11. A-NA.

No. 4 Louisville 59, No. 5 New Mexico 56 PORTLAND, ORE. — Russ Smith had 17 points as Louisville advanced to the regional semifinals for the first time since 2009. Kyle Kuric added 10 points for the Big East tournament champions, who lost their first game of the NCAA Tournament the past two seasons. Trailing 53-46, New Mexico’s Drew Gordon hit a pair of free throws, and Demetrius Walker made a 3-pointer to pull to within 53-51 with 1:36 left. Smith made a pair of free throws for fourth-seeded Louisville (28-9), but Gordon answered with a tip-in. Gorgui Dieng dunked with 32.3 seconds left and Peyton Siva added free throws to make it 59-53. Gordon dropped a 3-pointer with 2.9 seconds left, but it was too late for the fifth seeded Lobos (287), who have never been to the round of 16. NEW MEXICO (28-7) Hardeman 4-7 0-1 8, Gordon 8-15 4-5 21, Greenwood 0-4 0-0 0, Williams 5-11 0-0 11, Snell 1-5 0-0 3, Adams 0-0 0-0 0, Fenton 2-6 0-0 4, McDonald 1-3 0-0 3, Walker 2-7 0-0 5, Bairstow 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 23-58 5-8 56. LOUISVILLE (28-9) Kuric 3-7 2-2 10, Behanan 5-7 0-2 10, Dieng 3-7 0-0 6, Siva 2-6 2-2 6, C. Smith 3-6 0-0 8, R. Smith 5-12 4-5 17, Price 0-1 0-0 0, Swopshire 0-0 0-0 0, Justice 0-0 0-1 0, Blackshear 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 22-48 8-12 59. Halftime-Louisville 26-25. 3-Point Goals-New Mexico 5-23 (Gordon 1-1, McDonald 1-3, Walker 1-3, Williams 1-5, Snell 1-5, Greenwood 0-3, Fenton 0-3), Louisville 7-15 (R. Smith 3-3, Kuric 2-5, C. Smith 2-5, Blackshear 0-1, Dieng 0-1). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-New Mexico 36 (Gordon 14), Louisville 25 (Dieng 10). Assists-New Mexico 13 (Williams 5), Louisville 9 (Siva 5). Total Fouls-New Mexico 12, Louisville 14. A-18,167.



Sunday, March 18, 2012




Free State baseball falls, 11-1, in opener J-W Staff Reports

We certainly have a long, long way to go.” — The

OVERLAND PARK Free State High baseball team’s season got off to a bumpy start with an 111, six-inning loss at Blue Valley Northwest Saturday afternoon. It wasn’t just one rough inning that did in the Firebirds, but a few runs each frame that piled up in the Huskies’ favor. “Blue Valley Northwest did a really good job of hitting the ball right from the get-go,” Free State coach Mike Hill said. The Firebirds (0-1)

— Free State High baseball coach Mike Hill trailed 4-0 in the top of the third when sophomore Joe Dineen belted a solo home run for Free State’s only run. FSHS threw five pitchers in the opener. Trent Johnson started before Jacob Caldwell, Sam Hearmen, Ryan Cantrell and JD Prochaska contributed from the

bullpen. Placement, Hill said, led to some pitching struggles. “We were putting it in the middle of the plate, and they were turning on it,” the coach said. Still, the defense turned a couple of nice double plays, Hill added, and Montana Samuels went 2-for-3 at the plate, so there were some positives in the loss. “We certainly have a long, long way to go,” Hill said. Free State will play host to St. James Academy at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

KU baseball gives up early lead, loses to Houston Baptist, 7-4 J-W Staff Reports

SAN ANTONIO — Houston Baptist took down Kansas University’s baseball team, 7-4, on Saturday at the Irish Baseball Classic. The Jayhawks were in front after the first two innings, 2-0, but two runs apiece in the seventh and eighth innings sealed the game for the Huskies.

KU starter Wes Benjamin earned the loss after allowing five runs on eight hits through 61⁄3 innings. Reliever Robert Kahana gave up two more runs on two hits and a walk in one inning on the mound. The game was KU’s third-straight loss in the Classic, which began Thursday and wraps up

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W — Ross Kennell (1-2). L — Wes Benjamin (1-2). SV — Kobie Hajdik (1). 2B — Michael Suiter, Kansas; Zac Elgie, Kansas; Kolby Arnst, Houston Baptist; Josh Foust, Houston Baptist. Kansas highlights — Michael Suiter, 2-for-4, 2 R; Jake Marasco, 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI; Alex DeLeon, 2-for-4, 1 RBI.

BRIEFLY Kansas golf ends 15th at tourney LAREDO, TEXAS — Kansas University’s men’s golf team finished 15th out of 16 teams on Saturday at the Border Olympics. Chris Gilbert led the Jayhawks on the final day of the three-round tournament as he carded an evenpar 72 with the help of four birdies. Gilbert ended the tournament tied for 37th. Teammate Alex Gutesha paced the Jayhawks and placed 34th out of 89 golfers. KU coach Kit Grove said his team played better Saturday, though the golfers still made too many mistakes. “Our execution was just horrible,” Grove said. “It’s

just a frustrating week all the way around, but we’ll regroup and get a couple days of practice in Phoenix before the next event. It’s a completely different golf course, so hopefully we can get moving back in the right direction for the rest of the spring.” The Jayhawks will compete next at the Desert Shootout on March 22-24 in Goodyear, Ariz.

KU tennis wins, 4-3, vs. Houston LAS VEGAS — Kansas University’s tennis team edged Houston, 4-3 in dual competition on Saturday. The Jayhawks and Cougars gave little ground all day, and four of the six

singles matches went to three sets. KU claimed the doubles point with two wins and split the six singles matches. Kansas (8-4) will take on Idaho at 11 a.m. today in Vegas.

Kansas-Missouri softball postponed COLUMBIA, MO. — The second softball game between Kansas University and Missouri was postponed Saturday because of severe weather. The teams will play a doubleheader today, at noon and 2 p.m. KU (20-3) lost to MU (183) Friday in the first game of the series. The Jayhawks’ loss ended their schoolrecord 20-game win streak.

Sporting Kansas City blanks New England Revolution, 3-0 KANSAS CITY, KAN. (AP) — C.J. Sapong scored for the second time in two games, and Sporting Kansas City beat the short-handed New England Revolution, 3-0, in its home opener on Saturday night. Graham Zusi and Kei Kamara also scored for

Sporting (2-0), and Jimmy Nielsen made six saves in his second shutout. New England (0-2) is winless in its last eight league matches since a 2-0 victory over FC Dallas on Sept. 10. New England had to play a man down after the 14th minute, when Ste-

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FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS LINEMAN ERIC WINSTON (73) TALKS to line judge Mike today. In its final game, Spainer (90) in a game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sept. 11, 2011, in Houston. which starts at 11 a.m. this Winston signed with the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday. morning, Kansas (8-10) will rematch with Houston Baptist (5-13).

phen McCarthy was given a straight red card for a bad foul on Sapong. Sporting made the man advantage pay off with goals from Zusi in the 28th minute, Kamara in the 39th and Sapong in the 47th. Zusi and Kamara both scored on putbacks.

Chiefs beef up O-line, sign Quinn as backup QB

KANSAS CITY, MO. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs addressed their most glaring need on offensive Saturday by signing veteran tackle Eric Winston, and then added depth at quarterback by agreeing to terms with Brady Quinn. Winston was in the fourth year of a $30 million, five-year deal when he was cut by the Houston Texas to save salarycap space. He instantly became the most coveted right tackle on the market, and Kansas City quickly swooped in to line up a visit. Their likely sales pitch include a chance to block for one of the most dynamic running backs in the league in Jamaal Charles, play for a team on the rise and sample some of the world’s best barbecue — Winston tweeted during his visit on Friday that Chiefs brass had taken him to Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue for lunch. The 28-year-old Winston entered the league with Houston in 2006 and quickly moved into the lineup. He started every game for Houston over the past five seasons. Winston will take over at right tackle for Barry Richardson, who struggled much of last season before becoming a free agent. “Hello, Kansas City!” Winston tweeted Saturday night. “Anyone know where some good neighborhoods to live in?” Quinn was targeted to back up quarterback

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FORMER DENVER BRONCOS QUARTERBACK BRADY QUINN LOOKS ON from the sidelines during a game between the Broncos and the Detroit Lions on Oct. 30, 2011, in Denver. Quinn signed with the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday and will back up Chiefs QB Matt Cassel. Matt Cassel, who will be coming back from a season-ending injury to his throwing hand. The former first-round pick of the Browns started 12 games over three seasons in Cleveland, completing 52 percent of his passes for 1,902 yards and 10 touchdowns with nine interceptions. He did not play as a backup last season in Denver. The Chiefs have been aggressive in upgrading an offense that ranked among the last in the league in nearly every significant

statistical category last season. Earlier in the week, the Chiefs signed former Browns running back Peyton Hillis and former Oakland tight end Kevin Boss. They’ve also signed cornerback Stanford Routt, who was teammates with Boss last season with the Raiders. The move to sign Winston means the Chiefs can spend the 11th overall pick in April’s draft on other pressing needs, such as defensive tackle and inside linebacker.





FIRST ROUND At UD Arena Dayton, Ohio Tuesday, March 13 Western Kentucky 59, MVSU 58 BYU 78, Iona 72 Wednesday, March 14 Vermont 71, Lamar 59 South Florida 65, California 54 EAST REGIONAL Second Round Thursday, March 15 At The CONSOL Energy Center Pittsburgh Kansas State 70, Southern Mississippi 64 Syracuse 72, UNC Asheville 65 Gonzaga 77, West Virginia 54 Ohio State 78, Loyola (Md.) 59 At The Pit Albuquerque, N.M. Wisconsin 73, Montana 49 Vanderbilt 79, Harvard 70 Friday, March 16 At Bridgestone Arena Nashville, Tenn. Cincinnati 65, Texas 59 Florida State 66, St. Bonaventure 63 Third Round Saturday, March 17 At The CONSOL Energy Center Pittsburgh Syracuse 75, Kansas State 59 Ohio State 73, Gonzaga 66 At The Pit Albuquerque, N.M. Wisconsin 60, Vanderbilt 57 Today At Bridgestone Arena Nashville, Tenn. Florida State (25-9) vs. Cincinnati (2410), 8:40 p.m. Regional Semifinals At TD Garden Boston Thursday, March 22 Syracuse (33-2) vs. Wisconsin (26-9) Ohio State (29-7) vs. Florida StateCincinnati winner Regional Championship Saturday, March 24 Semifinal winners SOUTH REGIONAL Second Round Thursday, March 15 At The KFC Yum! Center Louisville, Ky. Kentucky 81, Western Kentucky 66 Iowa State 77, UConn 64 At The Pit Albuquerque, N.M. Baylor 68, South Dakota State 60 Colorado 68, UNLV 64 At The Rose Garden Portland, Ore. VCU 62, Wichita State 59 Indiana 79, New Mexico State 66 Friday, March 16 At Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, N.C. Lehigh 75, Duke 70 Xavier 67, Notre Dame 63 Third Round Saturday, March 17 At The KFC Yum! Center Louisville, Ky. Kentucky 87, Iowa State 71 At The Pit Albuquerque, N.M. Baylor 80, Colorado 63 At The Rose Garden Portland, Ore. Indiana 63 VCU 61 Today At Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, N.C. Lehigh (27-7) vs. Xavier (22-12), 6:40 p.m. Regional Semifinals At The Georgia Dome Atlanta Friday, March 23 Kentucky (34-2) vs. Indiana (27-8) Baylor (29-7) vs. Lehigh-Xavier winner Regional Championship Sunday, March 25 Semifinal winners MIDWEST REGIONAL Second Round Friday, March 16 At Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, N.C. Creighton 58, Alabama 57 North Carolina 77, Vermont 58 At Nationwide Arena Columbus, Ohio N.C. State 79, San Diego State 65 Georgetown 74, Belmont 59 At Bridgestone Arena Nashville, Tenn. Ohio 65, Michigan 60 South Florida 58, Temple 44 At CenturyLink Center Omaha, Neb. Purdue 72, Saint Mary’s (Calif.) 69 Kansas 65, Detroit 50 Third Round Today At Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, N.C. North Carolina (30-5) vs. Creighton (29-5), 4:15 p.m. At Nationwide Arena Columbus, Ohio Georgetown (24-8) vs. N.C. State (2312), 11:15 a.m. At Bridgestone Arena Nashville, Tenn. Ohio (28-7) vs. South Florida (22-13), 6:10 p.m. At CenturyLink Center Omaha, Neb. Kansas (28-6) vs. Purdue (22-12), 7:40 p.m. Regional Semifinals At Edward Jones Dome St. Louis Friday, March 23 North Carolina-Creighton winner vs. Ohio-South Florida winner Georgetown-N.C. State winner vs. Kansas-Purdue winner Regional Championship Sunday, March 25 Semifinal winners WEST REGIONAL Second Round Thursday, March 15 At The KFC Yum! Center Louisville, Ky. Murray State 58, Colorado State 41 Marquette 88, BYU 68 At The Rose Garden Portland, Ore. Louisville 69, Davidson 62 New Mexico 75, Long Beach State 68 Friday, March 16 At Nationwide Arena Columbus, Ohio Saint Louis 61, Memphis 54 Michigan State 89, LIU 67 At CenturyLink Center Omaha, Neb. Florida 71, Virginia 45 Norfolk State 86, Missouri 84 Third Round Saturday, March 17 At The KFC Yum! Center Louisville, Ky. Marquette 62, Murray State 53 At The Rose Garden Portland, Ore. Louisville 59, New Mexico 56 Today At Nationwide Arena Columbus, Ohio Michigan State (28-7) vs. Saint Louis (26-7), 1:45 p.m. At CenturyLink Center Omaha, Neb. Norfolk State (26-9) vs. Florida (2410), 5:10 p.m. Regional Semifinals Thursday, March 22 At US Airways Center Phoenix Michigan State-Saint Louis winner vs. Louisville (28-9) Marquette (27-7) vs. Norfolk StateFlorida winner Regional Championship Saturday, March 24 Semifinal winners FINAL FOUR At The Superdome New Orleans National Semifinals Saturday, March 31 East champion vs. Midwest champion South champion vs. West champion National Championship Monday, April 2 Semifinal winners

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At Frankfurt (Ky.) Convention Center Quarterfinals Saturday, March 17 Oklahoma City 78, Azusa Pacific 61 Lubbock Christian 66, Westmont 61 Georgetown (Ky.) 70, Rogers State 63 Union (Tenn.) 74, Biola 52 Semifinals Monday, March 19 Oklahoma City vs. Azusa Pacific, 6 p.m. Georgetown (Ky.) vs. Union (Tenn.), 8 p.m.

Nationwide Ford EcoBoost 300

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OKLAHOMA’S LINDSEY CLOMAN, LEFT, AARYN ELLENBERG, CENTER, and Joanna McFarland look over tournament programs prior to a practice on Saturday in Norman, Okla. The Sooners will meet Michigan today in an NCAA women’s basketball tournament first-round game.

NCAA Women

DES MOINES REGIONAL First Round Saturday, March 17 At Allstate Arena Rosemont, Ill. Tennessee 72, UT Martin 49 DePaul 59, BYU 55 Today At Stroh Center Bowling Green, Ohio Ohio State (25-6) vs. Florida (19-12), 11:15 a.m. Baylor (34-0) vs. UC Santa Barbara (17-15), 30 minutes following At Carmichael Arena Chapel Hill, N.C. Georgetown (22-8) vs. Fresno State (28-5), 11:20 a.m. Georgia Tech (24-8) vs. Sacred Heart (25-7), 30 minutes following At Jack Stephens Center Little Rock, Ark. Delaware (30-1) vs. UALR (20-12), 4:20 p.m. Nebraska (24-8) vs. Kansas (19-12), 30 minutes following Second Round Monday, March 19 At Allstate Arena Rosemont, Ill. DePaul (23-10) vs. Tennessee (258), TBA Tuesday, March 20 At Stroh Center Bowling Green, Ohio Baylor-UC Santa Barbara winner vs. Ohio State-Florida winner, TBA At Carmichael Arena Chapel Hill, N.C. Georgetown-Fresno State winner vs. Georgia Tech-Sacred Heart winner, TBA At Jack Stephens Center Little Rock, Ark. Nebraska-Kansas winner vs. Delaware-UALR winner, TBA Regional Semifinals At Wells Fargo Arena Des Moines, Iowa Saturday, March 24 Baylor-UC Santa Barbara-Ohio StateFlorida winner vs. Georgetown-Fresno State-Georgia Tech-Sacred Heart winner, TBA Nebraska-Kansas-Delaware-UALR winner vs. DePaul-Tennessee winner, TBA Regional Championship Monday, March 26 Semifinal winners, TBA FRESNO REGIONAL First Round Saturday, March 17 At Ted Constant Convocation Center Norfolk, Va. West Virginia 68, Texas 55 Stanford 73, Hampton 51 At Mackey Arena West Lafayette, Ind. South Carolina 80, Eastern Michigan 48 Purdue 83, South Dakota State 68 Today At Lloyd Noble Center Norman, Okla. St. John’s (22-9) vs. Creighton (20-12), 4:05 p.m. Oklahoma (20-12) vs. Michigan (2011), 30 minutes following At Memorial Gymnasium Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt (22-9) vs. Middle Tennessee (26-6), 4:10 p.m. Duke (24-5) vs. Samford (20-12), 30 minutes following Second Round Monday, March 19 At Ted Constant Convocation Center Norfolk, Va. West Virginia (24-9) vs. Stanford (321), TBA At Mackey Arena West Lafayette, Ind. South Carolina (24-9) vs. Purdue (258), TBA Tuesday, March 20 At Lloyd Noble Center Norman, Okla. St. John’s-Creighton winner vs. Oklahoma-Michigan winner, TBA At Memorial Gymnasium Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt-Middle Tennessee winner vs. Duke-Samford winner, TBA Regional Semifinals At Save Mart Center Fresno, Calif. Saturday, March 24 West Virginia-Stanford winner vs. South Carolina-Purdue winner, TBA St. John’s-Creighton-OklahomaMichigan winner vs. Vanderbilt-Middle Tennessee-Duke-Samford winner, TBA Regional Championship Monday, March 26 Semifinal winners, TBA RALEIGH REGIONAL First Round Saturday, March 17 At Reed Arena College Station, Texas Arkansas 72, Dayton 55 Texas A&M 69, Albany (NY) 47 At Comcast Center College Park, Md. Maryland 59, Navy 44 Louisville 67, Michigan State 55 Today At Joyce Center Notre Dame, Ind. California (24-9) vs. Iowa (19-11), 11:10 a.m. Notre Dame (30-3) vs. Liberty (24-8), 30 minutes following At Donald L. Tucker Center Tallahassee, Fla. Georgia (22-8) vs. Marist (25-7), 11:05 a.m. St. Bonaventure (29-3) vs. Florida Gulf Coast (29-2), 30 minutes following Second Round Monday, March 19 At Reed Arena College Station, Texas Arkansas (24-8) vs. Texas A&M (2310), TBA

At Comcast Center College Park, Md. Maryland (29-4) vs. Louisville (239), TBA Tuesday, March 20 At Joyce Center Notre Dame, Ind. California-Iowa winner vs. Notre Dame-Liberty winner, TBA At Donald L. Tucker Center Tallahassee, Fla. Georgia-Marist winner vs. St. Bonaventure-Florida Gulf Coast winner, TBA Regional Semifinals At PNC Arena Raleigh, N.C. Today Arkansas-Texas A&M winner vs. Maryland-Louisville winner, TBA California-Iowa-Notre DameLiberty winner vs. Georgia-Marist-St. Bonaventure-Florida Gulf Coast winner, TBA Tuesday, March 27 Regional Championship Semifinal winners, TBA KINGSTON REGIONAL First Round Saturday, March 17 At Webster Bank Arena Bridgeport, Conn. Kansas State 67, Princeton 64 UConn 83, Prairie View 47 At McCarthey Athletic Center Spokane, Wash. Gonzaga 86, Rutgers 73 Miami 70, Idaho State 42 At Hilton Coliseum Ames, Iowa Kentucky 68, McNeese State 62 Green Bay 71, Iowa State 57 Today At Maravich Center Baton Rouge, La. Penn State (24-6) vs. UTEP (29-3), 4:15 p.m. LSU (22-10) vs. San Diego State (25-6), 30 minutes following Second Round Monday, March 19 At Webster Bank Arena Bridgeport, Conn. Kansas State (20-13) vs. UConn (304), TBA At McCarthey Athletic Center Spokane, Wash. Gonzaga (27-5) vs. Miami (26-5), TBA At Hilton Coliseum Ames, Iowa Kentucky (26-6) vs. Green Bay (311), TBA Tuesday, March 20 At Maravich Center Baton Rouge, La. Penn State-UTEP winner vs. LSU-San Diego State winner, TBA Regional Semifinals At The Ryan Center Kingston, R.I. Sunday, March 25 Kansas State-UConn winner vs. Penn State-UTEP-LSU-San Diego State winner, TBA Gonzaga-Miami winner vs. KentuckyGreen Bay winner, TBA Regional Championship Tuesday, March 27 Semifinal winners, TBA FINAL FOUR At Pepsi Center Denver National Semifinals Sunday, April 1 Des Moines champion vs. Fresno champion, TBA Raleigh champion vs. Kingston champion, TBA National Championship Tuesday, April 3 Semifinal winners, TBA

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) NCAA Tournament, CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Neb. Detroit W, 65-50 (28-6) Today — Kansas (28-6) vs. Purdue (22-12), 7:40 p.m.

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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) NCAA Tournament, Jack Stephens Center, Little Rock, Ark. Today — Kansas (19-12) vs. Nebraska (24-8), 6:50 p.m.


First Round Tuesday, March 13 UMass 101, Mississippi State 96, 2OT Seton Hall 63, Stony Brook 61 Iowa 84, Dayton 75 Tennessee 65, Savannah State 51 Northwestern 76, Akron 74 Middle Tennessee 86, Marshall 78 Oregon 96, LSU 76 Washington 82, Texas-Arlington 72 Stanford 76, Cleveland State 65 Wednesday, March 14 Minnesota 70, La Salle 61 Drexel 81, UCF 56 Northern Iowa 67, Saint Joseph’s 65 Miami 66, Valparaiso 50 Bucknell 65, Arizona 54 Nevada 68, Oral Roberts 59 Illinois State 96, Mississippi 93, OT Second Round Friday, March 16 Washington 76, Northwestern 55 Saturday, March 17 UMass 77, Seton Hall 67 Today Northern Iowa (20-13) at Drexel (286), 10 a.m. Bucknell (25-9) at Nevada (27-6), 2 p.m. Iowa (18-16) at Oregon (23-9), 4 p.m. Monday, March 19 Middle Tennessee (26-6) at Tennessee (19-14), 6 p.m. Minnesota (20-14) at Miami (20-12), 8 p.m. Stanford (22-11) vs. Illinois State (2113), 10:30 p.m. Quarterfinals March 20-21 Washington (23-10) vs. Oregon-Iowa winner Tennessee-Middle Tennessee winner vs. Minnesota-Miami winner UMass (23-10) vs. Drexel-Northern Iowa winner Bucknell-Nevada winner vs. Stanford-Illinois State- winner Semifinals At Madison Square Garden Tuesday, March 27 New York Semifinal, 6 p.m. Semifinal, 8:30 p.m. Championship Thursday, March 29 TBD, 6 p.m.

Second Round Saturday, March 17 Robert Morris 69, Toledo 51 Oakland 84, Buffalo 76 Mercer 64, Georgia State 59 Rice 74, Drake 68 Utah State 76, Idaho 56 Sunday, March 18 South Carolina-Upstate (21-12) at Old Dominion (21-13), 2 p.m. Manhattan (21-12) at Fairfield (2014), 3 p.m. Weber State (25-6) at Loyola Marymount (20-12), 5 p.m.

NAIA Div. I Men

At Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Mo. Quarterfinals Saturday, March 17 Shorter 63, Rogers State 60 Concordia (Calif.) 84, LSU Shreveport 65 Oklahoma Baptist 67, Biola 56 Mountain State (W.Va.) 83, Georgetown (Ky.) 76 Semifinals Monday, March 19 Shorter vs. Concordia (Calif.), 6 p.m. Oklahoma Baptist vs. Mountain State (W.Va.), 8 p.m. Championship Tuesday, March 20 Semifinal winners, 7 p.m.

Saturday At Bristol Motor Speedway Bristol, Tenn. Lap length: .533 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (4) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 300 laps, 128.4 rating, 47 points, $54,518. 2. (12) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 300, 102.4, 0, $32,275. 3. (7) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 300, 115.8, 0, $26,225. 4. (1) Joey Logano, Toyota, 300, 128.5, 0, $32,700. 5. (16) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 300, 102.8, 0, $25,375. 6. (3) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 300, 118.3, 39, $29,268. 7. (10) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 300, 101, 37, $26,603. 8. (2) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 300, 120.7, 37, $26,463. 9. (6) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 300, 107.5, 0, $19,800. 10. (15) Ryan Truex, Toyota, 300, 90.1, 34, $26,993. 11. (21) Michael Annett, Ford, 300, 82.6, 33, $25,918. 12. (9) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 300, 90.2, 32, $20,150. 13. (23) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 300, 80.8, 31, $25,518. 14. (11) James Buescher, Chevrolet, 299, 82.8, 0, $25,468. 15. (13) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 299, 77.4, 29, $19,900. 16. (14) Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, 299, 78.4, 28, $25,343. 17. (8) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 299, 98.1, 0, $19,025. 18. (18) Tayler Malsam, Toyota, 298, 69.5, 26, $25,243. 19. (27) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 298, 67.6, 25, $25,168. 20. (25) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 297, 67.6, 24, $25,793. 21. (29) Erik Darnell, Chevrolet, 297, 63.2, 23, $18,575. 22. (36) Jamie Dick, Chevrolet, 296, 57.1, 22, $24,993. 23. (37) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, 296, 55.9, 21, $24,943. 24. (31) Benny Gordon, Chevrolet, 294, 57.5, 20, $21,025. 25. (34) Jason Bowles, Dodge, 293, 53.7, 19, $25,318. 26. (32) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Ford, 293, 52.1, 18, $18,300. 27. (40) Eric McClure, Toyota, 292, 41.4, 17, $24,718. 28. (20) Kyle Fowler, Ford, 292, 48.6, 16, $18,175. 29. (24) Johanna Long, Chevrolet, 291, 42.7, 15, $24,593. 30. (30) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 291, 53.8, 14, $24,343. 31. (42) Kevin Lepage, Chevrolet, 291, 35.4, 13, $23,838. 32. (41) Brad Teague, Chevrolet, 284, 33.5, 12, $23,703. 33. (17) Kenny Wallace, Toyota, engine, 201, 73, 11, $23,593. 34. (33) T.J. Bell, Chevrolet, accident, 186, 42.3, 10, $23,558. 35. (5) Brian Scott, Toyota, clutch, 183, 76, 9, $23,528. 36. (38) Joey Gase, Ford, handling, 123, 39.1, 8, $23,493. 37. (39) Tim Schendel, Chevrolet, suspension, 119, 36.2, 7, $16,990. 38. (19) Blake Koch, Ford, engine, 117, 60.9, 6, $23,399. 39. (43) J.J. Yeley, Ford, brakes, 15, 38.9, 0, $16,830. 40. (26) Chase Miller, Chevrolet, brakes, 7, 34, 4, $16,805. 41. (22) Scott Speed, Chevrolet, vibration, 6, 33.1, 0, $16,775. 42. (28) Jeff Green, Toyota, vibration, 3, 30.4, 2, $16,725. 43. (35) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, electrical, 3, 28.8, 0, $16,668. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 94.740 mph. Time of Race: 1 hour, 41 minutes, 16 seconds. Margin of Victory: 1.159 seconds. Caution Flags: 4 for 30 laps. Lead Changes: 5 among 5 drivers. Lap Leaders: J.Logano 1-66; K.Busch 67-106; J.Logano 107-159; T.Bayne 160223; R.Stenhouse Jr. 224-264; E.Sadler 265-300. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): J.Logano, 2 times for 119 laps; T.Bayne, 1 time for 64 laps; R.Stenhouse Jr., 1 time for 41 laps; K.Busch, 1 time for 40 laps; E.Sadler, 1 time for 36 laps. Top 10 in Points: 1. E.Sadler, 178; 2. R.Stenhouse Jr., 153; 3. T.Bayne, 149; 4. A.Dillon, 148; 5. C.Whitt, 137; 6. S.Hornish Jr., 129; 7. T.Malsam, 116; 8. M.Annett, 115; 9. J.Allgaier, 113; 10. M.Bliss, 92. 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.


Saturday’s Games Montreal 1, Chicago 1, tie Houston 1, San Jose 0 Sporting Kansas City 3, New England 0 FC Dallas 1, Portland 1, tie New York at Real Salt Lake, 10 p.m. Seattle FC 3, Toronto FC 1 Vancouver 1, Chivas USA 0 Today’s Games Colorado at Philadelphia, 3 p.m. D.C. United at Los Angeles, 6 p.m.

College Women

Kansas 4, Houston 3 Saturday at Las Vegas Singles Pozzan, UH, def. Monica Pezzotti, 6-3, 6-1. Paulina Los, KU, def. Hunter, 6-4, 7-6 (2). Maria Belen Luduena, KU, def. Fraser, 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (4). Dylan Windom, KU, def. Phillips, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. Kazimieruk, UH, def. Claire Dreyer, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4. Koenen, UH, def. Victoria Khanevskaya, 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-3. Doubles Pezzotti-Windom, KU, def. PozzanFraser, 8-4. Phillips-Kazimieruk, UH, def. LosLuduena, 8-7(3). Khanevskaya-Dreyer, KU, def. Koenen-Sanders, 8-6.

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 Semifinals John Isner (11), United States, def. Novak Djokovic (1), Serbia, 7-6 (7), 3-6, 7-6 (5). Roger Federer (3), Switzerland, def. Rafael Nadal (2), Spain, 6-3, 6-4.

Spring Training

Saturday’s Games Minnesota 5, Miami (ss) 2 Atlanta (ss) 5, Toronto (ss) 3 Baltimore (ss) 3, Boston (ss) 3, tie, 10 innings N.Y. Yankees 6, Houston 3 Detroit 10, St. Louis 3 Tampa Bay 2, Pittsburgh 1 Philadelphia 4, Toronto (ss) 3, 10 innings Washington 1, Miami (ss) 1, tie Atlanta (ss) 3, N.Y. Mets 2 Boston (ss) 7, Baltimore (ss) 4 Chicago White Sox 5, Seattle 0 L.A. Angels 8, Milwaukee 1 Oakland (ss) 4, Chicago Cubs (ss) 3 Cincinnati 9, Cleveland 2 Arizona 8, Texas (ss) 6 San Francisco (ss) 7, Oakland (ss) 2 Texas (ss) 12, Chicago Cubs (ss) 7 Colorado 8, L.A. Dodgers (ss) 6 San Francisco (ss) vs. L.A. Dodgers (ss) at Glendale, Ariz., (n) Kansas City vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., (n) Today’s Games Philadelphia vs. Toronto at Dunedin, Fla., 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Houston at Kissimmee, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Detroit vs. Washington at Viera, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Miami vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Baltimore (ss) vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Boston vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Texas (ss) vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Colorado (ss) vs. San Diego (ss) at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Texas (ss) vs. Chicago Cubs (ss) at Las Vegas, Nev., 3:05 p.m. Colorado (ss) vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs (ss) at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Arizona (ss) vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. L.A. Angels vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Diego (ss) vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Oakland vs. Arizona (ss) at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Baltimore (ss) at Sarasota, Fla., 6:05 p.m.


Saturday’s Games Boston 3, Philadelphia 2, SO N.Y. Islanders 3, Montreal 2, SO Florida 3, Buffalo 2, SO Pittsburgh 5, New Jersey 2 Carolina 5, Minnesota 3 Toronto 3, Ottawa 1 Colorado 3, N.Y. Rangers 1 St. Louis 3, Tampa Bay 1 Vancouver 4, Columbus 3 Nashville at Los Angeles, (n) Detroit at San Jose, (n) Today’s Games Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 11:30 a.m. Washington at Chicago, 6 p.m. Columbus at Calgary, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Nashville at Anaheim, 7 p.m. Carolina at Winnipeg, 7:30 p.m.

Transitions Championship Saturday At Innisbrook Resort Course) Palm Harbor, Fla. Purse: $5.5 million Yardage: 7,340; Par: 71 Third Round Retief Goosen Jim Furyk Sang-Moon Bae Jason Dufner John Mallinger Ken Duke Chez Reavie Ernie Els Luke Donald Shaun Micheel David Toms Will Claxton Kevin Streelman Jamie Lovemark Jeff Overton Webb Simpson Chris DiMarco Sergio Garcia John Senden Padraig Harrington Charley Hoffman Robert Garrigus Gary Woodland Bo Van Pelt Cameron Tringale Jason Bohn George McNeill William McGirt Brandt Snedeker Jason Day Arjun Atwal Greg Chalmers Bud Cauley Kevin Na Kyle Reifers Jerry Kelly Kenny Perry Chris Couch Louis Oosthuizen Bill Lunde Greg Owen Matt Kuchar Brian Davis Michael Thompson Robert Allenby Geoff Ogilvy Troy Matteson Jimmy Walker Scott Piercy Kris Blanks Nick Watney Mark Wilson Pat Perez John Daly


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Toshiba Classic

Saturday At Newport Beach Country Club Newport Beach, Calif. Purse: $1.75 million Yardage: 6,584; Par 71 Second Round Mark Calcavecchia 67-67—134 Fred Couples 67-69—136 Loren Roberts 66-70—136 Mark McNulty 67-70—137 David Eger 66-71—137 Bernhard Langer 65-72—137 Nick Price 70-68—138 Rod Spittle 70-68—138 John Cook 71-67—138 Jay Haas 69-69—138 Tom Purtzer 68-70—138 Joey Sindelar 67-71—138 Tom Kite 66-72—138 Lonnie Nielsen 70-69—139 Mark Wiebe 69-70—139 Tom Lehman 69-70—139 Chien Soon Lu 69-70—139 Mark O’Meara 68-71—139 Jim Carter 68-71—139 Mike Goodes 67-72—139

Founders Cup

Saturday At JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Wildfire Golf Club Course Phoenix Purse: $1.5 million Yardage: 6,613; Par: 72 Third Round Ai Miyazato 68-68-66—202 Yani Tseng 65-70-67—202 Na Yeon Choi 67-69-67—203 I.K. Kim 70-66-69—205 Inbee Park 68-69-69—206 Cristie Kerr 68-73-66—207 Suzann Pettersen 69-71-67—207 Hee-Won Han 69-70-68—207 So Yeon Ryu 68-71-68—207 Paula Creamer 69-68-70—207 Karrie Webb 68-69-70—207


Sunday, March 18, 2012



Roundup The Associated Press

Clippers 95, Rockets 91 LOS ANGELES — Chris Paul scored 12 of his 23 points in the final 2:42, including a go-ahead layup with 24.6 seconds left, leading Los Angeles past Houston. Blake Griffin had 18 points and eight rebounds before fouling out with 4.9 seconds remaining. Randy Foye, filling in at shooting guard for the injured Chauncey Billups, added 15 points in what could be his last start because of the acquisition of Nick Young on Thursday from Washington. Courtney Lee led Houston with a season-high 25 points despite a strained tendon in the middle finger of his left hand. Chase Budinger added 19 points. HOUSTON (91) Budinger 8-14 1-1 19, Scola 4-14 2-5 10, Dalembert 4-5 0-0 8, Dragic 4-10 3-3 11, Lee 9-14 3-3 25, Morris 1-3 2-2 4, Patterson 5-11 4-4 14, Fortson 0-0 0-0 0, Smith 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 35-72 15-18 91. L.A. CLIPPERS (95) Butler 4-15 2-2 11, Griffin 7-13 4-6 18, Jordan 2-5 2-3 6, Paul 7-16 8-8 23, Foye 6-17 2-2 15, Evans 0-1 1-4 1, Williams 5-11 0-0 11, Ken.Martin 3-5 0-2 7, Simmons 1-3 0-0 3, Bledsoe 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 35-86 19-27 95. Houston 23 24 19 25—91 L.A. Clippers 19 20 30 26—95 3-Point Goals-Houston 6-20 (Lee 4-9, Budinger 2-6, Morris 0-2, Dragic 0-3), L.A. Clippers 6-23 (Ken.Martin 1-1, Simmons 1-3, Williams 1-3, Paul 1-4, Butler 1-6, Foye 1-6). Fouled Out-Griffin. Rebounds-Houston 43 (Scola 11), L.A. Clippers 56 (Jordan 11). AssistsHouston 25 (Dragic 14), L.A. Clippers 18 (Paul 5). Total Fouls-Houston 25, L.A. Clippers 17. Technicals-L.A. Clippers Bench. A-19,060 (19,060).

Knicks 102, Pacers 88 INDIANAPOLIS — Jeremy Lin scored 19 points to help New York defeat Indiana and improve to 3-0 under interim coach Mike Woodson. Lin also had seven rebounds and six assists. Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire each scored 16 points, and J.R. Smith added 11 for the Knicks, who won on the road for just the eighth time this season. NEW YORK (102) Anthony 6-13 3-7 16, Stoudemire 4-8 8-8 16, Chandler 3-5 2-2 8, Lin 6-10 7-8 19, Fields 3-7 3-4 9, Smith 4-12 0-0 11, Jeffries 1-5 4-4 6, Shumpert 1-6 4-7 6, Bibby 2-5 0-0 5, Novak 2-6 0-0 6. Totals 32-77 31-40 102. INDIANA (88) Granger 5-15 0-0 11, West 1-4 1-2 3, Hibbert 8-13 8-9 24, Collison 6-16 3-4 15, George 6-13 4-5 18, Hansbrough 2-4 1-1 5, Hill 1-7 1-2 4, Amundson 0-0 0-0 0, Price 1-5 2-4 4, Jones 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 32-79 20-27 88. New York 33 27 17 25—102 Indiana 35 16 23 14— 88 3-Point Goals-New York 7-24 (Smith 3-8, Novak 2-6, Bibby 1-2, Anthony 1-4, Shumpert 0-1, Lin 0-1, Fields 0-2), Indiana 4-19 (George 2-5, Hill 1-5, Granger 1-6, Collison 0-1, Price 0-2). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-New York 58 (Chandler 9), Indiana 50 (Hibbert 12). Assists-New York 16 (Lin 6), Indiana 16 (George 4). Total Fouls-New York 22, Indiana 26. Technicals-Hill, Indiana Coach Vogel. A-18,165 (18,165).

Bobcats 107, Raptors 103 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — D.J. Augustin scored 23 points and had 11 assists, and Charlotte held off Toronto. Gerald Henderson added 24 points, Corey Maggette had 21, and Tyrus Thomas had 11 for the Bobcats, who overcame a 15-point deficit in the second quarter to win for the second time in their past four games. Charlotte, which still has the league’s worst record at 7-36, went on to lead by as many as 16 points with less than 4 minutes remaining. But the Raptors rallied, pulling within 105-103 on Jerryd Bayless’ three-pointer with 11.7 seconds left. Augustin hit two free throws with 9.9 seconds left to put the Bobcats up by four points. TORONTO (103) J.Johnson 0-2 0-0 0, Bargnani 4-10 2-2 11, Gray 3-5 0-0 6, Bayless 10-16 4-5 29, DeRozan 6-12 8-12 20, Kleiza 6-9 0-0 13, A.Johnson 1-1 4-4 6, Davis 3-6 1-1 7, Forbes 4-10 0-0 9, Magloire 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 38-73 19-24 103. CHARLOTTE (107) Maggette 3-11 14-14 21, Thomas 3-6 5-7 11, Biyombo 4-8 1-2 9, Augustin 6-11 9-9 23, Henderson 11-14 2-2 24, White 4-7 0-0 8, Williams 0-0 0-0 0, Walker 1-7 0-0 2, Brown 1-1 0-0 2, Mullens 1-3 0-0 2, Najera 2-3 0-0 5. Totals 36-71 31-34 107. Toronto 29 24 14 36—103 Charlotte 20 23 38 26—107 3-Point Goals-Toronto 8-18 (Bayless 5-6, Bargnani 1-2, Kleiza 1-3, Forbes 1-5, DeRozan 0-2), Charlotte 4-9 (Augustin 2-5, Najera 1-1, Maggette 1-1, Walker 0-1, Henderson 0-1). Fouled OutBayless, Thomas. Rebounds-Toronto 42 (Davis 12), Charlotte 36 (Biyombo 9). Assists-Toronto 20 (Bayless 6), Charlotte 25 (Augustin 11). Total FoulsToronto 36, Charlotte 21. TechnicalsBayless. A-15,108 (19,077).

STANDINGS EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Philadelphia 25 20 .556 — Boston 23 21 .523 1½ New York 21 24 .467 4 Toronto 15 30 .333 10 New Jersey 15 31 .326 10½ Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 32 11 .744 — Orlando 29 16 .644 4 Atlanta 25 19 .568 7½ Washington 10 33 .233 22 Charlotte 7 36 .163 25 Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 37 10 .787 — Indiana 25 18 .581 10 Milwaukee 20 24 .455 15½ Cleveland 16 25 .390 18 Detroit 16 28 .364 19½ WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 29 14 .674 — Memphis 24 18 .571 4½ Dallas 26 20 .565 4½ Houston 24 21 .533 6 New Orleans 11 34 .244 19 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 33 11 .750 — Denver 25 20 .556 8½ Utah 22 22 .500 11 Minnesota 22 23 .489 11½ Portland 21 23 .477 12 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Lakers 28 16 .636 — L.A. Clippers 25 18 .581 2½ Phoenix 22 22 .500 6 Golden State 18 24 .429 9 Sacramento 15 29 .341 13 Saturday’s Games L.A. Clippers 95, Houston 91 Charlotte 107, Toronto 103 New York 102, Indiana 88 Chicago 89, Philadelphia 80 New Orleans 102, New Jersey 94 Denver 98, Boston 91 Utah 99, Golden State 92, OT Dallas 106, San Antonio 99 Today’s Games Atlanta at Cleveland, 2 p.m. Detroit at L.A. Clippers, 2:30 p.m. Minnesota at Sacramento, 5 p.m. Washington at Memphis, 5 p.m. Orlando at Miami, 6 p.m. Houston at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Utah at L.A. Lakers, 8:30 p.m. Portland at Oklahoma City, 8:30 p.m. Monday’s Games Philadelphia at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Boston at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Cleveland at New Jersey, 6:30 p.m. Chicago at Orlando, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Dallas at Denver, 9:30 p.m.

Hornets 102, Nets 94 NEWARK, N.J. — Chris Kaman scored 20 points, including a key 23-foot jumper with a second left on the shot clock and 45 seconds left in the game, giving New Orleans a win over New Jersey. With the Hornets leading 95-94, Kaman made his jumper, and then Marco Belinelli sealed the win with a fall-away threepointer with 16.8 seconds left, also with the shot clock down to a second. Belinelli also scored 20 points for the Hornets. NEW ORLEANS (102) Ariza 3-7 2-3 10, Ayon 4-8 0-0 8, Kaman 9-13 2-2 20, Jack 6-14 2-2 16, Belinelli 8-13 0-0 20, Ja.Smith 3-9 0-0 6, Henry 1-3 2-2 4, Vasquez 2-6 2-2 6, Aminu 1-3 0-0 2, Thomas 4-5 2-2 10. Totals 41-81 12-13 102. NEW JERSEY (94) Wallace 3-9 4-4 11, Humphries 3-10 2-2 8, S.Williams 3-3 1-1 7, D.Williams 9-24 0-0 20, Brooks 3-7 3-5 10, Petro 0-2 0-0 0, Morrow 8-13 0-0 20, Je.Smith 1-4 0-0 2, Green 6-13 2-2 16, J.Williams 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 36-86 12-14 94. New Orleans 26 21 23 32—102 New Jersey 29 22 31 12— 94 3-Point Goals-New Orleans 8-16 (Belinelli 4-6, Ariza 2-3, Jack 2-6, Vasquez 0-1), New Jersey 10-23 (Morrow 4-4, Green 2-4, D.Williams 2-7, Brooks 1-2, Wallace 1-5, Je.Smith 0-1). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-New Orleans 46 (Ayon 9), New Jersey 47 (Humphries 16). Assists-New Orleans 29 (Vasquez 9), New Jersey 23 (D.Williams 12). Total Fouls-New Orleans 14, New Jersey 13. A-11,271 (18,711).

Bulls 89, 76ers 80 CHICAGO — C.J. Watson scored 20 points, and Joakim Noah added 13 points and 11 rebounds to lead Chicago past Philadelphia. The Bulls overcame an early 14-point deficit without Derrick Rose, who missed his third straight game because of a strained groin. Even with the reigning MVP missing 13 games this season, the Bulls still have the best record in the NBA at 37-10. The Bulls are 9-4 without Rose. Jrue Holiday led the 76ers with 30 points, who dropped their third straight overall. PHILADELPHIA (80) Iguodala 3-10 0-0 7, Brand 1-2 0-0 2, Hawes 5-8 0-0 10, Holiday 13-27 3-4 30, Turner 2-8 2-2 6, Vucevic 0-4 2-2 2, Williams 3-9 3-5 9, T.Young 4-8 0-0 8, Meeks 2-3 1-2 6. Totals 33-79 11-15 80. CHICAGO (89) Deng 3-11 0-0 6, Boozer 4-10 3-3 11, Noah 3-7 7-10 13, Watson 6-15 4-5 20, Brewer 3-6 1-4 7, James 0-2 0-0 0, Gibson 4-9 3-4 11, Asik 1-2 2-3 4, Korver 4-8 1-2 11, Lucas 3-7 0-0 6, Butler 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 31-77 21-31 89. Philadelphia 24 20 15 21—80 Chicago 11 27 26 25—89 3-Point Goals-Philadelphia 3-13 (Meeks 1-2, Iguodala 1-4, Holiday 1-5, Williams 0-2), Chicago 6-21 (Watson 4-8, Korver 2-5, Brewer 0-1, James 0-1, Lucas 0-2, Deng 0-4). Rebounds-Philadelphia 44 (Hawes, T.Young 7), Chicago 62 (Noah 11). Assists-Philadelphia 16 (Holiday 5), Chicago 15 (Noah, Gibson 4). Total Fouls-Philadelphia 20, Chicago 11. Technicals-Hawes, Turner, Philadelphia defensive three second, Chicago Coach Thibodeau. A-22,225 (20,917).



How former Jayhawks fared

Mavericks 106, Spurs 99 Xavier Henry, New Orleans DALLAS — Dirk NowitPts: 4. FGs: 1-3. FTs: 2-2. zki scored 27 points, responding time after time Marcus Morris, Houston despite being pushed and Pts: 4. FGs: 1-3. FTs: 2-2. swatted at to lead Dallas past San Antonio. Paul Pierce, Boston Jason Terry added 17 Pts: 22. FGs: 8-17. FTs: 3-3. points and Rodrigue Beaubois 16 for the Mavericks, Brandon Rush, Golden State who won their third con- Pts: 4. FGs: 0-0. FTs: 4-4. secutive game since a 2-7 stretch over 12 days. After home wins over Washington and CharLeaders lotte, the NBA’s two worst teams, beating the Spurs Scoring was much more impresG FG FT PTS AVG LAL 44 456 297 1275 29.0 sive, even if the South- Bryant, Durant, OKC 44 428 285 1222 27.8 west Division leaders James, MIA 42 429 269 1163 27.7 41 348 285 1055 25.7 were playing the second Love, MIN OKC 44 393 224 1050 23.9 consecutive night. Dallas Westbrook, Wade, MIA 34 300 169 775 22.8 never trailed, and the only D. Williams, NJN 40 293 202 881 22.0 Ellis, MIL 38 311 157 829 21.8 tie was at 2-all. Aldridge, POR 42 367 169 904 21.5 SAN ANTONIO (99) Leonard 2-6 0-0 5, Duncan 7-12 3-5 17, Blair 3-6 0-0 6, Parker 5-12 3-7 13, Green 6-8 2-2 17, Neal 3-7 0-0 9, Splitter 7-11 1-2 15, Ginobili 3-11 1-2 9, Bonner 1-2 0-0 3, Jackson 2-4 0-0 5. Totals 39-79 10-18 99. DALLAS (106) Carter 3-6 3-4 10, Nowitzki 9-19 7-7 27, Mahinmi 2-4 3-4 7, Kidd 5-9 0-0 14, Beaubois 8-16 0-0 16, Terry 6-10 2-2 17, Odom 1-7 2-2 4, Cardinal 1-3 0-0 3, Wright 2-5 4-6 8. Totals 37-79 21-25 106. San Antonio 19 25 24 31— 99 Dallas 28 18 32 28—106 3-Point Goals-San Antonio 11-24 (Neal 3-4, Green 3-4, Ginobili 2-7, Jackson 1-2, Bonner 1-2, Leonard 1-4, Parker 0-1), Dallas 11-24 (Kidd 4-5, Terry 3-4, Nowitzki 2-3, Carter 1-3, Cardinal 1-3, Odom 0-2, Beaubois 0-4). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-San Antonio 40 (Splitter 6), Dallas 54 (Wright 9). Assists-San Antonio 24 (Parker 11), Dallas 21 (Kidd 10). Total Fouls-San Antonio 24, Dallas 15. Technicals-Dallas defensive three second 2. A-20,528 (19,200).

Nuggets 98, Celtics 91 DENVER — Danilo Gallinari scored 20 points, and Kenneth Faried added 18 points and a career-high 16 rebounds, leading Denver past Boston. It was the sixth doubledouble in the past 13 games for Faried. Arron Afflalo added 15 points for Denver, which has beaten the Celtics seven of the past eight times in Denver. Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett had 22 points each for Boston. Rajon Rondo had 12 points and 16 assists. BOSTON (91) Pierce 8-17 3-3 22, Bass 2-9 2-2 6, Garnett 9-12 4-4 22, Rondo 6-11 0-0 12, Allen 3-10 1-1 7, Stiemsma 2-5 0-0 4, Pietrus 1-3 0-0 2, Bradley 2-4 4-4 8, Dooling 0-0 0-0 0, Daniels 3-5 2-3 8. Totals 36-76 16-17 91. DENVER (98) Gallinari 5-11 7-8 20, Faried 5-5 8-8 18, Mozgov 4-6 0-0 8, Lawson 2-5 2-2 7, Afflalo 6-14 2-3 15, Harrington 4-12 2-4 11, Koufos 3-5 0-1 6, Miller 1-8 0-1 2, Brewer 3-5 2-4 8, Fernandez 1-3 0-0 3. Totals 34-74 23-31 98. Boston 22 20 26 23—91 Denver 29 26 25 18—98 3-Point Goals-Boston 3-15 (Pierce 3-7, Pietrus 0-2, Allen 0-6), Denver 7-20 (Gallinari 3-5, Lawson 1-2, Fernandez 1-2, Harrington 1-5, Afflalo 1-5, Miller 0-1). Fouled Out-Pierce. ReboundsBoston 33 (Garnett 9), Denver 56 (Faried 16). Assists-Boston 27 (Rondo 16), Denver 26 (Lawson 10). Total Fouls-Boston 21, Denver 17. TechnicalsBoston Coach Rivers, Denver defensive three second 2. A-19,003 (19,155).

Jazz 99, Warriors 92, OT SALT LAKE CITY — Derrick Favors, starting for Al Jefferson, had career highs with 23 points and 17 rebounds to help Utah edge Golden State in overtime. Jefferson, Utah’s leading scorer and rebounder, was attending his grandmother’s funeral in Mississippi. Favors scored four of the first six points in overtime, and the Jazz claimed their sixth straight home win and second straight in overtime. Favors, whose previous scoring high was 20 points before he came to Utah from New Jersey in the trade for Deron Williams last season, made a threepoint play and a block in the closing seconds of regulation to send the game to overtime. GOLDEN STATE (92) D.Wright 5-10 2-2 13, Lee 8-15 2-3 18, Biedrins 1-1 0-0 2, Robinson 6-15 5-6 19, Thompson 6-16 3-3 17, R.Jefferson 2-14 4-7 9, McGuire 2-4 0-0 4, Rush 0-0 4-4 4, Jenkins 3-5 0-0 6. Totals 33-80 20-25 92. UTAH (99) Howard 2-6 0-0 4, Millsap 6-18 1-2 13, Favors 7-13 9-9 23, Harris 5-13 1-2 12, Miles 2-5 0-0 4, Tinsley 6-10 0-0 13, Hayward 6-13 0-0 12, Kanter 2-7 0-0 4, Burks 4-12 1-1 9, Evans 2-4 1-2 5. Totals 42-101 13-16 99. Golden State 25 26 14 22 5—92 Utah 18 28 23 18 12—99 3-Point Goals-Golden State 6-25 (Robinson 2-6, Thompson 2-8, D.Wright 1-4, R.Jefferson 1-7), Utah 2-13 (Tinsley 1-2, Harris 1-5, Miles 0-1, Howard 0-1, Burks 0-4). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Golden State 44 (D.Wright 10), Utah 70 (Favors 17). Assists-Golden State 14 (Robinson 4), Utah 20 (Harris 5). Total Fouls-Golden State 21, Utah 19. A-17,854 (19,911).

Griffin, LAC Howard, ORL Nowitzki, DAL Parker, SAN Paul, LAC Lee, GOL Jefferson, UTA Gay, MEM Jennings, MIL J. Johnson, ATL Irving, CLE

42 45 41 40 37 40 40 41 44 38 37

362 357 299 310 266 313 330 313 306 263 256

170 237 189 177 145 141 99 115 125 104 128

895 951 833 809 728 767 760 776 831 706 686

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G Howard, ORL 45 Love, MIN 41 Bynum, LAL 40 Cousins, SAC 42 Griffin, LAC 42 Humphries, NJN 42 Gasol, LAL 44 Noah, CHI 44 Gortat, PHX 44 Monroe, DET 44

OFF 167 167 134 179 135 153 131 171 115 173

DEF 506 396 382 286 328 298 327 281 329 262

TOT 673 563 516 465 463 451 458 452 444 435

AVG 15.0 13.7 12.9 11.1 11.0 10.7 10.4 10.3 10.1 9.9


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

G 40 33 40 37 41 40 34 43 40 40

AST AVG 451 11.3 335 10.2 339 8.5 309 8.4 336 8.2 322 8.1 271 8.0 342 8.0 318 8.0 292 7.3

FG 167 357 284 185 295 164 429 210 214 362

FGA PCT 240 .696 617 .579 498 .570 326 .567 526 .561 295 .556 783 .548 384 .547 400 .535 677 .535

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Bingo still carries a


By Shaun Hittle

The Drug Enforcement Administration has extended a ban for six months on five chemicals found in the smokeable herbal blend known as “K2” or “Spice.” In 2010, Kansas was the first state in the country to ban such chemicals after law enforcement began seeing the drug, which mimics the effects of marijuana, sold in Kansas stores. Before the ban, K2 was a popular item sold at a local store, Sacred Journey, 1103 Mass. After Kansas made the chemicals illegal, numerous other states followed suit. The problem? Crafty drug makers began making similar versions of the drug, such as “K3,” with chemicals not banned under the law. We have The state of Kansas addressed that the strictest problem by ban- laws in the ning classes of country.” chemicals in 2011, meaning that even modified chemi- — Tom Erickson, cals still fall under spokesman for the Johnson County the law. Deputy Tom Sheriff’s Office, Erickson, spokes- talking about law man for the John- against banning son County Sher- chemicals found iff’s Office, said in the smokeable the Kansas law herbal blend known has “absolutely” made a difference as “K2” or “Spice.” in their area. “We have the strictest laws in the country,” he said. Drug makers “don’t want anything to do with Kansas.” Erickson said they still see versions of K2 but not nearly as often as they did before the Kansas law. The DEA ban, which expires Sept. 1, makes the chemicals found in K2 a Schedule 1 drug, which means the drug has a high abuse potential and no known medical use. Possession, manufacturing and trafficking are all federal felonies with stiff penalties — up to life imprisonment in some cases. Rusty Payne, DEA spokesman, said the DEA is working to permanently add the chemicals to the Schedule 1 list, which involves a joint process conducted by the DEA and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The DEA ban gives federal authorities jurisdiction to enforce the law in any state.

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MARIAN AND WAYNE BOEDEKER, OF KANSAS CITY, KAN., SCAN THEIR BINGO CARDS during a game of bingo on March 7 at the American Legion post, 3408 W. Sixth St. ABOVE: Janet D’Ercole, Lawrence, marks her bingo card behind a row of dabbers March 7 at the American Legion.

Game has charms over casino gambling UNUSED BINGO CARDS WAIT to be sold during a game of bingo March 7 at the American Legion post.

By Chad Lawhorn


guess I want a nine on, with an early bird. At least that’s what I tell the guy at the window, hoping that I haven’t just screwed up that bit of lingo — because it sure seems like the type of phrase you don’t want to screw up. Eighteen dollars later, my new friend Jim passes me 17 sheets of paper through the window, most with nine sets of numbers — thus the nine on — and the magic “B” word plastered across the top. That’s right. I’m at the American Legion on West Sixth Street to play some bingo. Correction. I’m here to win some bingo. Tonight’s the night to do it because there’s the po-

tential for two $1,000 pots, a guarantee of at least two $300 pots and a $200 winner. Everything pays at least $50, except for the early bird games that pay $40. (Oh yeah, I got the early bird.) That’s good news because these days winning money has never been bigger business around these parts. The state of Kansas has got-

ten into the casino industry. New multimillion-dollar facilities have been built near Wichita, Dodge City and now in nearby western Wyandotte County. The loosening of the state’s casino laws has made it easier than ever to test the axiom that “money won is twice as sweet as money earned.” But for decades

it wasn’t so easy. If you wanted to gamble in Kansas — legally, anyway — there was basically only one way to do it. And (apologies in advance) bingo was its name-o. !"!"!"

If bingo is the old-school way to gamble, the Hollywood Casino just 29 miles east of Lawrence in Wyandotte County is new school. Where American Legion banners and baseball trophies line the walls of the bingo hall, velvet ropes leading to $14 lunch buffets and waitresses equipped with black skirts and cheap drinks fill the casino. And slot machines, wing after wing of electronic Please see BINGO, page 2B

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Area oil patch sees boon with increase in crude prices By Elvyn Jones

Of the 12 oil wells in view on a recent Friday morning from the top of a small hill east of Vinland, only six were bobbing up and down, pumping crude from a sandstone layer perhaps 600 feet below the surface. In a wheat field below the hill, Bubba Crook was working to change that ratio as he pulled tubing from a well. “Sometimes the tubing’s cracked. Sometimes there’s a problem with one of the ball and couplings,” he said

as worked on his second well of the morning. An independent oil well service contractor, Crook said he’s had a lot of work lately. “I’m getting wells back to work,” he said. “Everybody wants some of that $100 barrel oil.” The same crude oil prices that are pushing gasoline at the pump past $3.70 a gallon in the area are fueling good times in American oil fields. The small oil patch that bites into southeast Douglas County from neighboring Johnson, Franklin and Miami counties is no excep-

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sandstone deposits laid down about 300 million years ago as rivers dumped into an ancient sea. Over the millennia, heat and pressure converted dead organic material in surrounding rock to oil, which migrated to the more porous sandstone, where it was trapped by an overlaying layer of shale. Since territorial days it was known there was oil below the surface in the four-county area because Elvyn Jones/Journal-World Photo tar seeped to the surface and into creeks in Miami BUBBA CROOK SERVICES AN OIL WELL near Vinland recently so that it can start producing. With crude oil County. $100 a barrel, there is a lot of activity in the local oil Please see OIL, page 2B patch.


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tion. “There’s lots of folks working in the area right now. People are having a hard time keeping up with the demand,” said Lester Town, who works what he calls the Shoestring from Paola through Wellsville to Baldwin City. Town, who got the oil business with his father in 1948, leases property on which he has drilled his own wells, including some near Baldwin City, and drills and services the wells of others. What Town has been searching for all those years is oil trapped in

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playing some bingo game called Chevron. Your bingo has to be in a pattern that looks like an old CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1B Chevron gas station logo. Really. I couldn’t make gaming machines with that up if I tried. Bingo names like China Shores, is full of such wackiness. Voyages of Sinbad, and There’s an almost endless Super Lucky Lotus. Nos- number of patterns, and talgia was evident there tonight we’ll play Small too. John Wayne’s name Diamond, Postage Stamp, graces one machine, and Checkmark and others. Dean Martin’s Vegas ParThe first ball comes out ty lights up another. and it is O 66. O, six, six. But what the … is this? Oh yeah, one for one. Ten Alice and the Mad Tea calls later and my card Party. Pink and frilly and still only has a 66 marked. empty. This is gambling Too bad there’s not a these days? I nearly take a game called 66. seat, but surely Dean MarBut by game No. 5, I’ve tin would rise from the found my bingo rhythm. dead and whack me with The place definitely has an empty vodka bottle. a flow. The socializing before games comes to #"#"#" a grinding halt, and out In my little hometown, come the dabbers: Big ink the American Legion runs sticks used to mark your bingo three nights a year card when a number is for the community’s fair called. It is not uncomdays. For more than 20 mon to see women or men years I’ve been a regular carrying bags full of dabplayer of those games — bers — easily holding a and I’ve never won a sin- dozen or more dabbers of gle, solitary time. varying colors. Maybe I’m a trendsetter Across the table from because fewer people are me, Sunny Church has so winning at bingo all the much ink it would make a time. Patsy Congrove, the Journal-World pressman state official who over- blush. She’s a children’s sees bingo regulations for librarian in Wyandotte the Kansas Department County and a widow. She of Revenue, said the level plays bingo three nights a of play has declined over week, and she wins almost the years. The state col- every night — even when lects .002 of a cent on ev- she doesn’t win money. ery bingo card played in “I’ve met a lot of people the state. In 1997, the state playing bingo,” Church collected a little more says. than $1 million from the That’s the mantra of tax. Last year, it was about most bingo players. It is a $400,000. chance to be social. The pastime isn’t what “We talk about each it used to be in Lawrence other to each other,” says either. Not even a decade bingo player Janene Rist. ago you could still find But most also will ada bingo mit that the game evmoney is I guess I’m going ery night of to have to pay for the nice, too. the week in Indeed it Lawrence. turnpike toll on the will be. Now, it is way home.” All that down to the is left beA m e r i c a n — Marian Boedeker, of Kansas fore I stand Legion on up, flip this W e d n e s - City, Kan., after winning $1,000 table over, days and at bingo rip off my Saturdays shirt a la a and the Easoccer goal gles Lodge celebration on Fridays. and yell BINGO is G-59. But Hank Sipple, fi- G, five, nine. nance manager for the One ball goes by, two Lawrence American Le- balls go by ... six balls in gion Post, said better total go by. Then, then ... days may be ahead. A 2011 “BINGO” — from Sunny, change in state law began right across from me. allowing for “instant bin- Calm and cool, she says go,” a type of game that it. Did I mention she was involves elements of the also a Marine Corps caplottery, bingo and even tain? horse racing. (I’m not go“He gets you there and ing to explain it further, then leaves you sitting,” other than to say there is is the refrain I would hear a lot of bingo involved be- from some bingo players. cause I didn’t win at that But from Sunny, no words game either.) of encouragement. Sipple said that before “You don’t even feel the law change, the Amer- bad, do you?” I ask her. ican Legion had gross re“No, I don’t,” she says. ceipts of about $240,000 a I regroup and rememyear in bingo and pull tab ber something a bingo sales. Now he’s expecting player had told me earlier gross revenues of about in the evening. $380,000. “Bingo is a blood sport,” “It is paying quite a few says Connie Nokes from bills out here,” Sipple said. Eudora. “Didn’t you know And tonight it is go- that?” ing to pay a few bills at Do now. this table, too. I can just #"#"#" feel it. It is the first game Here’s the experiment: of the evening, and we’re


Drilling for oil The first to take a crack at drilling for the oil was Lawrence free-state newspaper editor and publisher George Brown. He traveled back to his native northwest Pennsylvania to see early oil drilling efforts in Titusville, Pa., where the first oil fortunes were made from supplying crude oil for the production of kerosene for lamps. Teresa Bachman, executive director of the Kansas Oil Museum in El Dorado, said Brown put together a group of investors and in 1859 drilled three wells along Wea Creek in Miami County, the last of which produced traces of oil. “They found a little dab of salty oil and then everything went on hold because of the Civil War,” Bachman said. “That was less than a year after the first successful oil well in Pennsylvania. People

don’t realize how soon Kansas was in the oil business.” Brown’s find was the first oil well west of the Mississippi and the first to tap into the huge MidContinent Field of Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and New Mexico. Another group of investors drilling near Brown’s site successfully brought in a well producing eight barrels of oil a day in 1888, six years after a much larger oil strike was discovered in Neodesha to the south. Other fields in Kansas and elsewhere in the Mid-Continent Field would far eclipse production in the four-county area. According to the KU Kansas Geological Survey, Douglas County’s 407 wells produced a total of 53,030 barrels in 2010, the last year for which complete data is available. That is about a third of the 158,529 barrels produced that same year in Johnson County, the largest-producing of the four counties. By contrast, Ellis County

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FOURTEEN-YEAR-OLD ALLISON LANE marks her bingo card during a March 7 game at the American Legion post on West Sixth Street. “I don’t care if my friends call me a dork,” said Allison, a Liberty Memorial Central Middle School student. “At least I’m not wasting my time getting in trouble, and I’m with my family doing something decent.” I kept track of how much money and time I spent playing bingo. And now I’m at the Hollywood Casino to spend the same amount of money and see how much time it takes me to do so. I paid $18 for my bingo cards. That allowed me to play all 17 games called at the Legion that night. The rest of the money I spent at the bingo hall was for what you could call the equivalent of Gatorade for bingo players. You must stay fueled up, and I did so with a polish sausage, nachos, a root beer, a Snickers and a piece of chocolate pie from the snack bar. I also bought two instant bingo pull tabs for $1 a piece. In total, I spent $27 at the bingo hall. I was there for five hours. The instant bingo — and the socializing — begins at 4:30. The real bingo begins about 6:30. At the casino’s dollar slot machine, it has taken me six minutes and 20 seconds to go through $18. I have won $9 of the $18 back, but it seems like I’ve lost something besides money. I remember a comment Mary Benteman told me in the bingo hall. She has played bingo for 47 years, and I was trying to get someone to explain why such an arcane game exists in such a high-tech world. “It is the anticipation,” she said. “Waiting for that next number to be called. At my age, that is something to enjoy.” With a slot machine it is different. Every push of the button can bring financial reward, but there is so little time for hope with a slot machine. On one spin,

produced more than 3.2 million barrels. Nick Powell, president of Colt Energy Company of Overland Park, said all the wells in the four-county field were referred to as “stripper” wells by those who work the bigger more productive fields. They are shallow with the deepest reaching about 900 feet below the surface and have production averaging less than a barrel a day, Powell said. Wells in newly discovered areas produce better, but once 15 to 20 percent of the oil below has been pumped, leaseholders have to inject water into the formation, which allows the recovery of another 15 to 20 percent of the oil, he said. The remaining 60 to 70 percent of the oil is so bonded to the rock it can’t be recovered, Powell said. That feeds the need for those in the industry to find new fields, Powell said. “The minute a well starts to produce, production goes into decline,” he said. “Every time the price

I was a single “7” away from winning $40. But I didn’t realize that until the game was already over. With bingo, there’s plenty of time to wait and wonder. And mutter. G-59. G, five, nine. #"#"#"

We’re now playing the bingo game Six Pack Anywhere. A six pack at my table would be better. Bingo is one activity where practice doesn’t help. I’ve gotten worse as the night has worn on. My dabber has the brand name Dabbin’ Fever. My dabber doesn’t even have a pulse, let alone a fever. In just a few short hours, the game has become for me what it becomes to most people who play it — more about the people than the numbers. There’s a girl in the far corner who has a streak of green that runs through her hair. She’s 14 years old and has come here most every week for the last four years with her grandmother. She’s given me the best strategy of the evening: “Don’t fall asleep and try not to text too much.” “I don’t care if my friends call me a dork,” says Allison Lane, a Liberty Memorial Central Middle School student. “At least I’m not wasting my time getting in trouble, and I’m with my family doing something decent.” Bingo made a winner of one grandma tonight. The snack bar attendant closes up shop a little before 9:30 and starts to head out the door. Everyone breaks the bingo code of silence and shouts out “Goodnight, Vickie!”

of oil goes up and people have money, they go looking for oil.”

Search continues Oilmen are looking and finding new oil-bearing formations now, Powell said. Modern reflective seismology methods aren’t productive in the four-county area because reserves are too small to be detected, he said. Instead, drillers try to make educated guess where productive sandstone might be from knowledge of existing fields or searching for high geological structures in which the oil will pool, he said. As the search goes on for new fields, higher prices are making it profitable to operate marginal wells, such as those Crook recently serviced. That effort also has been boosted by computer technology that provides information on individual wells. “Right now, the oil patch is providing a lot of jobs,” Town said. “A lot of folks out the construction industry are coming down. We get lots of applications every week.”

Back at the casino, it was as bad as I thought it would be. The pink, frilly machine uses some type of electronic megaphone to say, “Glad you could join the tea party,” as I stick my dollar into its slot. I have $9 left to spend as part of my experiment. I’ve switched to a penny slot machine. Yes, that machine. At about the four-minute mark of my play, the jolly voice comes back and tells me I’ve won something called a “super mad re-spin.” Then it tells me to pick a teapot. I had to do that four times. It was something like a shopping trip to Dillard’s. But after the fourth teapot, a little bell rings and I have $44.46. I swear, I have no idea how. There were several icons on the screen that said “Alice,” but they weren’t in a row. There also was cake that said “eat me,” a fellow in a purple top hat with a tea cup, and a bunny rabbit with a bugle. I wish I knew which one to thank, although I’ve decided I’ll always have a warm spot in my heart for bunnies with bugles. There’s only one possible explanation: The gambling gods had fallen asleep. I never win, not even $44.46. But then they woke up. I try to cash out, and the printer on the slot machine is jammed. At the office, I’d just pound on it, but that doesn’t seem to work here. But after about 20 minutes and two technicians, I get my receipt that entitles me to $44.46. Add the $9 I won on the other machine, and I walk away with $53.46. I spent about 12 minutes playing the games. It was fun. But I can’t help but think that G-59 would have been even better. Stinking G, five, nine. — City reporter Chad Lawhorn can be reached at 832-6362. Follow him at

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Should access to a person’s social media CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1B accounts be turned But if the chemicals over to family memare scheduled, that still bers after he or she leaves the door open for dies? drug makers who are using altered chemicals that aren’t Schedule 1 drugs. “That’s the whole challenge,” said Payne about trying to keep up with drug manufacturers. Pending legislation in Congress similar to the Kansas law, however, might close that gap. That bill, HR 1254, passed the House of Representatives in 2011 and was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. The federal legislation broadens the scope of the DEA ban and includes any chemical that is a “cannabinoid receptor.” Payne said that would help counteract drug makers who simplify modify the compounds in K2-like substances to skirt the current ban. — Reporter Shaun Hittle can be reached at 832-7173. Follow him at

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Arrest made in early Saturday shooting By Alex Garrison and Shaun Hittle;

Police have made one arrest in an early Saturday morning shooting of a 30-year-old Lawrence man, said Lawrence Police Sgt. Ted Bordman. The shooting occurred at the Taste Lounge, Bar and Grill, 804 W. 24th St., between 1:30 a.m. and 2 a.m. Saturday. The victim was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital by a bystander at the scene, and his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, police said. Bordman did not confirm the identity of the man arrested, but the Douglas County Jail booking log shows that a 20-year-old Topeka man was arrested in the same location and during the same time frame as the shooting. In addition, the police case number from the Lawrence police department’s website matches the case number on the jail-booking log. The man has been charged with aggravated battery, possession of a controlled substance and possession of stolen property. Bond has not been set. Bordman said he was not able to provide any further details about the case. Saturday’s shooting was the third firearms-related incident near the Taste Lounge, Bar and Grill since October. On Dec. 9, a Lawrence man was arrested for firing a weapon from a vehicle near the establishment. Two Leavenworth men were arrested for a shooting incident that occurred at the same location Oct. 9. — Reporter Alex Garrison can be reached at 832-7261. Reporter Shaun Hittle can be reached at 832-7173.


Boeing, union discuss closure

WICHITA — The Machinists union has begun talks with Boeing about what will happen to Wichita’s hourly workers as the company closes the facility. The discussions include issues such as dates of closure, relocation packages, medical coverage and pension. Union officials say their goal is to have represented employees placed in jobs at one of Boeing’s sites if they are willing to relocate. The union represents about 325 of Boeing Wichita’s 2,100 employees.

2 from La., 1 from Kan. killed in crash HOISINGTON — Two men from Louisiana and one person from Kansas have been killed in a crash in central Kansas’ Barton County. The Hutchinson News reported that 23-year-old Ronald Firmin, of Zachary, La., was headed southbound on U.S. 281 Friday when he failed to stop at an intersection about three miles west of Hoisington. Barton County Sheriff Greg Armstrong said Firmin drove into the left side of a large truck that was headed eastbound on Kansas 4. Both vehicles went off the side of the highway and came to rest in a ditch. Firmin was killed along with his passengers, 38-year-old Zulet Rodrigues-Harp, of Great Bend, and 29-year-old Jeremy LeJune, also of Zachary, La.

Legislators head toward redistricting collision By Scott Rothschild

TOPEKA — The Kansas Legislature is headed toward a collision LEGISLATURE over congressional redistricting.

House Speaker Mike O’Neal, R-Hutchinson, is pushing a plan that would redraw the district boundaries in a way that would put most of Kansas City, Kan., in Wyandotte

County in the 1st U.S. House District. Democrats are indignant over the idea of joining Democratic-voting, urban Kansas City with a district dominated by western Kansas and

currently represented by one of the most conservative Republicans in Congress, U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp of Fowler. “It’s political gerrymandering at its worst” and will dilute Demo-

cratic votes, said Senate Democratic Leader Anthony Hensley of Topeka. Hensley gave reporters a list of published Please see DISTRICTS, page 4B

Creativity on parade for St. Patrick’s Day 160 floats featured in annual event downtown

THE SANDBAR’S PIRATE SHIP FLOAT sailed up Massachusetts Street during the 25th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Saturday in downtown Lawrence. Clouds passed as the parade kicked off, making way for the sun just in time for the event.

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The Lawrence sky was a little gloomy Saturday morning as the community prepared for the 25th annual Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The greens — kelly, amazon, mantis, emerald, jade, neon, Persian and hunter, among others — were a little dull as thousands lined Massachusetts Street. Then the parade began, and the sun came out. The green beards, shirts, skirts, wigs, shoes, motorcycles, hats, horses, dogs, vests and even the portable toilets in South Park were able to show their truest green shade as 160 floats and parade participants glided through the heart of downtown Lawrence. And all variety of floats were welcome at the Lawrence tradition that has raised nearly $700,000 for area charities since 1987. There were the real la-

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bors of love, such as The Sandbar’s pirate ship, which was honored with the grand prize. The ship’s “first mate,” Sandbar owner Peach Madl, showed off the features of the massive float, equipped with his and hers restrooms. Madl said they’ve been building a float for about 15 or so years and typically stick with some sort of beach or aquatic theme.

“It’s a ritual for us. All our friends and family get together every year,” she said, giving a tour and warning of pirates — mostly waist-high kids — scattered around the ship. The ship came equipped with a dance floor, ample seating and stood about 20 feet high in some areas. Then there were the

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Road work planned this week Lawrence !" Northbound traffic will be restricted to one lane on North Third Street near the Kansas Turnpike entrance. ! Kasold Street from Bob Billings Parkway to Eighth Street will have one lane closed. Crews will be working Tuesday through Friday only and the project is expected to last one month. Completion: April 2012. ! One lane of westbound Sixth Street west of George Williams Way will be closed intermittently until the end of May as Sixth Street is extended in the area. Completion: May 2012. ! Kansas River levee closed for construction of Bowersock Mills & Power Co.’s new plant on the north bank. Users will be detoured to city streets crossing at the controlled intersection

of North Second and Locust streets. Completion: late 2012. ! Water lines will be replaced along 23rd Street from approximately Barker Avenue to just east of the Douglas County Maintenance yard, 711 E. 23rd St. Sanitary sewer piping will be reconstructed along the Burroughs Creek alignment north and south of East 23rd Street. These projects will close North Perimeter Road and East 23rd Street Frontage Road throughout construction. Completion: June 2012.

East 1900 Road ! Route 1057/East 1900 Road will be closed between the Kansas 10 interchange and Route 458/North 1000 Road. A marked detour will be provided.

U.S. Highway 59 ! Northbound and southbound left lanes are closed just north of 1100 Road for about 1,000 feet each direction for pavement work. Completion: early April !" North 200 Road closed at U.S. Highway 59 for frontage road construction work. Completion: late 2012. U.S. Highway 69 ! Northbound left lane closed from 103rd Street to 91st Street in Overland Park for reconstruction work. Completion: spring 2012. U.S. Highway 24 ! Traffic will be reduced to one lane in both directions over the Bourbanis Creek bridge beginning early afternoon Friday. Completion: November 2012.

AROUND AND ABOUT IN LOCAL BUSINESS ! Rob Kiefer represented Kief’s Audio/Video at the Brand Source convention in Orlando, Fla. Brand Source is a buying group for audio/ video/appliance retailers. ! The deadline for landowners, farmers and ranchers to enroll eligible land in the federal Conservation Reserve Program is April 6 at the local Farm Service Agency service center, 1217

Biltmore Drive. CRP is a voluntary program that assists agricultural producers in protecting environmentally sensitive land. ! Sandy Seiler, physical therapist, has joined Lawrence Therapy Services, 2200 Harvard Road. Seiler specializes in the treatment of orthopedic problems, sports injuries, neck/back pain, neurological problems

and joint surgery recovery. ! Matt Neis, first vice president-investment officer at Wells Fargo Advisors, 1811 Wakarusa Drive, has been designated a member of the firm’s Premier Advisers Program. Neis has been a financial adviser with Wells Fargo for 13 years and has 19 years of experience in the brokerage industry.



quotes from O’Neal, in which O’Neal repeatedly over several months dismissed Hensley’s contention that Republicans had a plan to put Kansas City into the 1st. House Democratic Leader Paul Davis of Lawrence said O’Neal’s map, which was approved by the House Redistricting Committee and will be considered by the full House this week, is “just making wholesale changes to create districts where four incumbents … won’t ever have to worry about having a tough race.” All of Kansas’ incumbent congressional representatives are Republican. But O’Neal said his map accomplished several goals. It keeps in the 2nd District Manhattan, and the site of the proposed National Bio and AgroDefense Facility, a $650 million federal laboratory. In addition, the state’s major research universities, Kansas University and Kansas State University in Manhattan, would be in the 2nd, he noted. “There’s just no clean, pretty way of drawing these,” O’Neal said of the redistricting process. “If there is a better way, it has not emerged yet in either the House or Senate. Changing congressional boundary lines does not change or alter those historic connections.” Manhattan city officials say they prefer O’Neal’s

map over a bipartisan plan approved in the Senate that would place Manhattan in O’Neal the 1st. The problem that must be solved is making the districts as equal in population as possible. The 1st has lost population over the past 10 years and needs to expand to pick up approximately 58,000 people. The rapidly growing 3rd District must shed a similar number of people. Douglas County is currently divided between two districts, with the eastern portion in the 3rd and western portion in the 2nd. Under O’Neal’s plan, Douglas County would be

wholly in the 3rd, along with Johnson and Miami counties and the portion of Wyandotte County that includes the KU Medical Center. In the Senate-approved plan, Douglas County would be wholly in the 2nd. But state Republican Party officials have denounced this plan. A new proposal is emerging among Senate leaders that would keep Manhattan in the 2nd and draw a 3rd that included Johnson, Wyandotte, and the southeast corner of Leavenworth County. “There is pretty solid support for that,” said Senate President Steve Morris, R-Hugoton. — Statehouse reporter Scott Rothschild can be reached at 785-423-0668.

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RITA O’BEYER, LAWRENCE, CHECKED OUT THE 25TH ANNUAL ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE as the clouds passed and the sun popped out just in time Saturday. The parade took about two hours to pass through downtown Lawrence. BELOW: Patrick Flavin, Lawrence, at left, sported a dummy leprechaun along with his green garb and bearded hat for the parade, similar to what Max Alcanter, Eudora, at right, donned for the annual event.

Parade more modest participants, such as the Social Service League’s “float,” which was actually just an old pickup truck. Board member Janet Cinelli didn’t really have words to describe a theme for their float. Various stuffed animals — pigs, bears, horses, cats — hung from racks in the truck’s bed. It was cutesy or macabre, depending on your perspective. Cinelli, however, like many other nonprofits who participated in the parade, were promoting upcoming events or causes. Cinelli and the board members trailed the truck, wearing used prom dresses, to raise awareness about their April 14 free prom dress giveaway at the Social Service League. Some board members went for the eccentric. “There are some that are much prettier,” Cinelli promised of their stock of dresses. Then there were the

rade, kilts and all. The musicians wouldn’t make it all the way to the parade’s end, at the Flamingo Club in North Lawrence, but they’d peel left across the bridge and play for patrons at Johnny’s Tavern. They were to take donations for their performance and donate the — Gary Mosby, of the Kansas City $1,000 or so to charity. Pipes and Drums, who were play“Lawrence has been ing bagpipes both in the parade wonderful the 20 years and afterward at Johnny’s Tavern we’ve been doing this,” in North Lawrence Mosby said. “Walk into a bar with a pipe band, and their music stops, and entertainers, such as Gary they’ll let us play.” Mosby and the Kansas City Pipes and Drums, — Reporter Shaun Hittle can be reached at 832-7173. Follow him bagpiping and whistling at their way through the pa-

Lawrence has been wonderful the 20 years we’ve been doing this. Walk into a bar with a pipe band, and their music stops, and they’ll let us play.”


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Pilot project seeks better tornado, storm warnings By Stan Finger The Wichita Eagle

WICHITA — When weather radios start sounding warnings in the Wichita area this spring, the computerized voice nicknamed Chance Storms won’t just alert listeners to severe thunderstorms or tornado warnings. He’ll tell people how bad the storm will be and what type of damage to expect. In addition to saying a tornado warning has been issued, Storms may say, “Life-threatening situation. Extensive damage to homes and buildings. SOUND OFF Uprooted trees and debris will restrict access into If you have a question, many areas.” call 832-7297 or send The change is part of email to soundoff@ a pilot project testing “impact-based warnings” in five National Weather Service offices: Wichita, Topeka, Kansas City, Springfield and St. Louis. The pilot project, which launches on April 2, is designed to more clearly describe the threat and potential impact severe storms pose so residents By Alex Garrison in the warning areas can quickly make informed Read more responses and add your thoughts at decisions about taking shelter, weather officials say. Have you ever “We’re trying to make gambled? it simplified and more to Asked on Massachusetts the point,” said Chance Street Hayes, warning coordinaSee story, page 1B tion meteorologist for the Wichita office. The language used in warnings and special weather statements was selected with help from social scientists who conducted interviews with survivors of the tornado outbreak in the Deep South last year. Jay Prater, chief meteorologist for KAKE-TV in Wichita, said he welcomes the pilot project. Zachary Williams, “People want that addistudent, tional information: ‘Is this Lawrence “I paid for my first three a Greensburg/Udall day? Or is this a weak, brief years of college through land spout day?’” Prater online poker.” said. Greensburg was destroyed by a tornado on May 4, 2007; Udall on May 25, 1955. The project is designed to help emergency managers and others in decisionmaking positions better know which storms pose a significant impact on a city or region, Hayes said. Members of the media also will receive the enhanced warnings so they Meighan Davisson, can convey the threat and yoga teacher and admin- potential impact to viewistrative assistant, ers, listeners and readers. Lawrence The enhanced warnings “My stepdad worked for a also will be broadcast on casino. He’d give me cash NOAA weather radios. to gamble, but I never did. The test comes on the It ended up being more heels of the deadliest year for tornadoes in decades. lucrative to save.” There were 550 people killed by tornadoes last year, including three in Kansas — one in Lyon County on May 21 and two in Stafford County on May 24. That total has been topped just three times in recorded history: 1925, with 794 deaths; 1936, with 552; and 1917, with 551. Last April saw 753 tornadoes touch down, making it easily the busiest month for tornadoes since Matthew Obrakta, records began being kept. user experience The 158 people killed designer, by the tornado that struck Lawrence Joplin on May 22 is the “I have but don’t have any highest death toll for any interesting stories about tornado since recordkeeping began in 1950. it.” The events of 2011 “helped precipitate” the pilot project, Hayes said. “However, it’s something we as an agency have thought about for years.” The criteria for issuing severe thunderstorm or tornado warnings won’t change, Hayes said. Severe thunderstorm warnings will still be issued when hailstones reach 1 inch in diameter or winds of 60 miles an hour Samantha Parr, are recorded. If the storm works at elementary has baseball-sized hail or school, winds of 80 miles an hour, Lawrence “I gambled in Vegas once. the weather service will issue a special statement Never won anything.” that the storm has become “very dangerous.” Tornado warnings will




still be issued when radar indicates rotation within a strong thunderstorm. The new special weather statements will be added any time forecasters think there is the potential for significant impact upon residents or property, Hayes said. Forecasters will continue to update the potential impact if storms intensify, Hayes said. If a confirmed tornado has the capacity to inflict catastrophic damage — similar to what happened in Joplin — the offices have the option to issue a new warning. “It may be in everyone’s best interest to be alerted again,” Hayes said. But those should be “very rare,” he said. Laura Myers, a research professor at the Social Sciences Research Center at

Mississippi State University, said the pilot project appears to be a promising step forward. “They don’t need a lot of distinctions,” Myers said of residents facing the threat of severe weather. “They just need to know how bad it is.” Myers lives in Alabama, and she said she’s already noticed a clear change in how warnings are being issued there even though Alabama isn’t part of the pilot project. Along with a warning, she said, forecasters in Alabama are giving the proximity and path of the storm and actions people should take. “We’re hoping that people are going to be more apt to listen,” Myers said. “It’s still a very uphill battle.”

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Woes plagued suspect in Afghan killings 10-year veteran had pressing financial and career problems told police he fell asleep at the wheel and paid a Associated Press fine to get the charges dismissed, the records show. Military officials say LAKE TAPPS, WASH. — Bypassed for a promotion that after drinking on a Afghanistan and struggling to pay for southern his house, Robert Bales base, Bales crept away was eyeing a way out of his on March 11 to two slumjob at a Washington state bering villages overnight, military base months be- shooting his victims and fore he allegedly gunned setting many of them on down 16 civilians in an fire. Nine of the 16 killed Afghan war zone, records were children, and 11 beand interviews showed as longed to one family. “This is some crazy a deeper picture emerged Saturday of the Army ser- stuff if it’s true,” Steve geant’s financial troubles Berling, a high school and brushes with the law. classmate, said of the revWhile Bales, 38, sat in elations about the father an isolatof two known ed cell at as “Bobby” He is not some Fort Leav- psychopath. He’s an in his homeenworth, town of NorKan.’s mili- outstanding soldier wood, Ohio. tary prison who has given a lot Bales hasn’t S a t u r d a y , for this country.” been charged classmates yet in the and neighshootings, bors from — Army Capt. Chris Alexander, which have s u b u r b a n who led Bales on a 15-month endangered Cincinnati, deployment in Iraq complicated Ohio, rerelations bemembered tween the him as a “happy-go-lucky” U.S. and Afghanistan and high school football player threatened to upend U.S. who took care of a special policy over the decade-old needs child and watched war. out for troublemakers in His former platoon the neighborhood. leader said Saturday Bales But court records and was a model soldier ininterviews show that the spired by 9/11 to serve 10-year veteran, with a who saved lives in firestring of commendations fights on his second of for good conduct after three Iraq missions. four tours in Iraq and Af“He’s one of the best ghanistan, had joined the guys I ever worked with,” Army after a Florida in- said Army Capt. Chris Alvestment job went sour, exander, who led Bales on had a Seattle-area home a 15-month deployment in condemned, struggled to Iraq. make payments on an“He is not some psychoother and failed to get a path. He’s an outstanding promotion or a transfer a soldier who has given a lot year ago. for this country.” His legal troubles inBut pressing family cluded charges that he as- troubles were hinted at by saulted a girlfriend and, his wife, Kari, on multiple in a hit-and run accident, blogs posted with names ran bleeding in military like The Bales Family Adclothes into the woods, ventures and BabyBales. court records show. He A year ago, she wrote By Dan Sewell and Donna Gordon Blankinship

BRIEFLY U.S. man in Iraq released to U.N. BAGHDAD — Wearing a U.S. Army uniform and flanked by Iraqi lawmakers, an American citizen announced Saturday that he was being released from more than nine months of imprisonment by a Shiite militia that for years targeted U.S. troops. The man did not identify himself. But at a bizarre press conference outside the Green Zone in Baghdad, lawmakers showed U.S.-issued military and contractor ID cards that identified him as Randy Michael Hultz. He gave scant details of what he described as a “kidnapping,” or how he was treated while captured. The kidnappers, he said, were from the Promised Day Brigade, a branch of the Mahdi Army, which is a militia that is controlled by the anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr.

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ABOVE, a white van, believed to be transporting Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, leaves Kansas City International Airport, in Kansas City, Mo., on Friday. Bales is accused of gunning down 16 civilians in an Afghan war zone. AT RIGHT, Bales, left, participates in an exercise at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., in a Aug. 23, 2011, Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System photo.

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DAMASCUS, SYRIA — Two suicide bombers detonated cars packed with explosives in near-simultaneous attacks on heavily guarded intelligence and security buildings in the Syrian capital Damascus Saturday, killing at least 27 people. There have been a string of large-scale bombings against the regime in its stronghold of Damascus that suggest a dangerous, wild-card element in the year-old anti-government revolt. The regime blamed the opposition, which deTorture found at nied having a role or the capabilities to carry detainees’ prisons out such a sophisticated KABUL, AFGHANISTAN — attack. And after other A report released Saturday similar attacks, U.S. offiby two rights groups says cials suggested al-Qaida the U.S. sent some demilitants may be joining tainees to Afghan prisons the fray. where torture was found The early morning exdespite an announced plosions struck the heavmoratorium on such moves. ily fortified air force inThe report by the Afghan telligence building and Independent Human Rights the criminal security deCommission and the New partment, several miles York-based Open Society apart in Damascus, at Institute suggests that Afapproximately the same ghanistan’s international allies time, the Interior Ministry are still failing to ensure that said. Much of the facade people captured on the battle- of the intelligence buildfield are treated humanely ing appeared to have been despite a massive reform ripped away. program in recent months. State-run news agency NATO forces regularly SANA said a third blast hand Afghans that they have went off near a military captured over to Afghan bus at the Palestinian refauthorities after they have ugee camp Yarmouk in decided that the detainees Damascus, killing the two are no longer an immedisuicide bombers. ate threat. But the coalition “All our windows and stopped such transfers to 16 doors are blown out,” said Afghan detention facilities Majed Seibiyah, 29, who shortly before a U.N. report lives in the area of one of was issued in September the blasts. “I was sleepthat found evidence of toring when I heard a sound ture at those prisons. like an earthquake. I didn’t

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that Bales was hoping for a promotion or a transfer after nine years stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord outside Tacoma, Wash. “We are hoping to have as much control as possible” over the future, Kari Bales wrote last March 25. “Who knows where we will end up. I just hope that we are able to rent our house so that we can keep it. I think we are both still in shock.” After Bales lost out on a promotion to E7, a firstclass sergeant, the family hoped to go to either Germany, Italy or Hawaii for an “adventure,” she said. They hoped to move by last summer; instead the Army redeployed his unit, the 2nd Infantry Division of the 3rd Stryker Brigade, named after armored Stryker vehicles, to Afghanistan.

Twin suicide blasts kill dozens in Syrian capital By Albert Aji Zeina Karam


The U.N. says well over 8,000 have died since the uprising began a year ago, inspired by Arab Spring revolts across the Middle East and North Africa. grasp what was happening until I heard screaming in the street.” The first explosion around 7 a.m. targeted the air force intelligence building in the residential district of al-Qassaa, a predominantly Christian area. It caused destruction in a 100-meter radius, shattering windows, blowing doors off their hinges and throwing chairs and other furniture off balconies. State TV aired gruesome images of the scene, with mangled and charred corpses, bloodstained streets and twisted steel. It carried interviews with the wounded in hospital. “Is this the assistance promised by Qatar and Saudi Arabia?” asked one of the injured. The two Gulf powerhouses have been fiercely critical of the Syrian government’s crackdown on dissent and have been discussing military aid to the rebels. The U.N. says well over 8,000 have died since the uprising began a year ago, inspired by Arab Spring revolts across the Middle East and North Africa. A string of previous blasts that struck the capital, also suicide bombings, have killed dozens of people since December.

It would be Bales’ fourth tour in a war zone. He joined the military two months after 9/11 and spent more than three years in Iraq during three separate assignments since 2003. His attorney said he was injured twice in Iraq — once losing part of his foot — but his 20 or so commendations do not include the Purple Heart, given to soldiers wounded in combat.




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Supreme Court weighs making health coverage a fact of life By Connie Cass

Congress found that when the uninsured go to clinics and emergency rooms, the care they — Death, can’t pay for costs nearly $75 billion a year.

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WASHINGTON taxes and now health insurance? Having a medical plan or else paying a fine is about to become another certainty of American life, unless the Supreme Court says no. People are split over the wisdom of P re si d ent B a r a c k Obama’s health care overhaul, but they are nearly united Obama against its requirement that everybody have insurance. The mandate is intensely unpopular even though more than 8 in 10 people in the United States already are covered by workplace plans or government programs such as Medicare. When the insurance obligation kicks in, not even two years from now, most people won’t need to worry or buy anything new. Nonetheless, Americans don’t like being told how to spend their money, not even if it would help solve the problem of the nation’s more than 50 million uninsured. Can the government really tell us what to buy? Federal judges have come down on both sides of the question, leaving it to the Supreme Court to sort out. The justices are allotting an unusually long period, six hours over three days, beginning March 26, to hear

arguments challenging the law’s constitutionality. Their ruling, expected in June, is shaping up as a historic moment in the centurylong quest by reformers to provide affordable health care for all.

Flip-flopping Many critics and supporters alike see the insurance requirement as the linchpin of Obama’s health care law: Take away the mandate and the wheels fall off. Politically it was a wobbly construction from the start. It seems half of Washington has flip-flopped over mandating insurance. One critic dismissed the idea this way: “If things were that easy, I could mandate everybody to buy a house, and that would solve the problem of homelessness.” That was Obama as a presidential candidate, who was against health insurance mandates before he was for them. Once elected, Obama decided a mandate could work as part of a plan that helps keep premiums down and assists those who can’t afford them. To hear Republicans rail against this attack on personal freedom, you’d never know the idea came from them. Its model was a Massachusetts law signed in 2006 by Mitt Romney,

now the front-runner of the Republican presidential race, when he was governor. Another GOP hopeful, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, supported a mandate on individuals as an alternative to President Bill Clinton’s health care proposal, which put the burden on employers. All four GOP presidential candidates now promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which they call “Obamacare.” Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum calls it “the death knell for freedom.” So much for compromise.

Ensuring health care Obama and congressional Democrats pushed the mandate through in 2010, without Republican support, in hopes of creating a fair system that ensures everyone, rich or poor, young or old, can get the health care they need. Other economically advanced countries have done it. Doing nothing is more expensive than most people realize. Congress found that when the uninsured go to clinics and emergency rooms, the care they can’t pay for costs nearly $75 billion a year. Much of that cost is passed along and ends up adding $1,000 a year to the average family’s insurance premium.

OCCUPY WALL STREET DEMONSTRATORS stand and cheer in front of the George Washington statue on Wall Street as they celebrate the protest’s sixth month, Saturday in New York.

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Occupy protest anniversary ends with police sweep By Samantha Gross Associated Press

NEW YORK — Chanting and cheering down Wall Street on Saturday to mark six months since the birth of the Occupy movement, some protesters applauded the Goldman Sachs employee who days ago gave the firm a public drubbing, echoing the movement’s indictment of a financial system demonstrators say is fueled by reckless greed. “I kind of like to think that the Occupy movement helped him to say, ‘Yeah, I really can’t do this anymore,’” retired librarian Connie Bartusis said of the op-ed piece by Gold-

man Sachs manager Greg Smith, who claimed the company regularly foisted failing products on clients as it sought to make more money. Carrying a sign with the words “Regulate Regulate Regulate,” Bartusis said the loss of governmental checks on the financial system helped create the climate of unfettered self-interest described by Smith in his piece, although Goldman’s leadership suggested he had not portrayed the bank’s culture accurately. “Greed is a very powerful force,” Bartusis said. “That’s what got us in trouble.”

On Saturday, six months after the protesters first took over Zuccotti Park near the city’s financial district, the protesters gathered there again, drawing slogans in chalk on the pavement and waving flags as they marched through lower Manhattan. The observance ended at the park where the movement began when police declared the park closed Saturday night and swept through the excited and sometimes agitated crowd, arresting some protesters as they went. A spokesperson for Occupy Wall Street estimated dozens of protesters were arrested.

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Pope of Coptic Christian Church dies CAIRO, EGYPT (AP) — Pope Shenouda III, the patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church who led Egypt’s Christian minority for 40 years during a time of increasing tensions with Muslims, died Saturday. He was 88. His death comes as the country’s estimated 10 million Christians are feeling more vulnerable than ever amid the rise of Islamic movements to political power after the toppling a year ago of President Hosni Mubarak. The

months since have seen a string of attacks on the community, heightened anti-Christian rhetoric by ultraconservatives known as Salafis and fears that coming governments will try to impose strict versions of Islamic law. Tens of thousands of Christians packed into the main Coptic cathedral in Cairo on Saturday evening hoping to see his body. Women in black wept and screamed. Some, unable to get into the overcrowded building, massed out-

side, raising their hands in prayer. “He left us in a very hard time. Look at the country and what’s happening now,” said Mahrous Munis, a Christian IT worker in his 30s. “Copts are in a worse situation than before. God be with us.” An archbishop later announced to the crowd that the funeral would be held in three days, and in the meantime Shenouda’s body would be put on display in the cathedral.

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KAYAKERS MAKE THEIR WAY DOWN A GREEN CHICAGO RIVER Saturday morning in Chicago. For almost 40 years Chicago has been dying its river green for St. Patrick’s Day. AT TOP RIGHT, President Barack Obama drinks a Guinness with his ancestral cousin from Moneygall, Ireland, Henry Healy, center, and the owner of the pub in Moneygall, Ollie Hayes, right, at The Dubliner Restaurant and Pub on Saturday. ABOVE MIDDLE, two boys wield toy hammers the color of the Irish flag as they cheer the passing St. Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin on Saturday.Police estimate a half-million spectators lined the route of the parade, the biggest of more than 50 across Ireland. ABOVE RIGHT, the Duchess of Cambridge presents a sprig of shamrock to Conmeal, an Irish Wolfhound, the mascot of The Irish Guards, as she attends the St. Patrick’s Day Parade at the Mons Barracks in Aldershot, England, on Saturday. Members of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards also received traditional sprigs of shamrock from the duchess.

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Romney, Santorum head to Illinois By Kasie Hunt Associated Press

BAYAMON, PUERTO RICO — Looking toward the critical primary in Illinois, Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney wrapped up a shortened campaign trip to Puerto Rico on Saturday as he prepared for more tough contests against chief rival Rick Santorum. The former Massachusetts governor dramatically curtailed his trip to the U.S. territory, which holds its primary today, in favor of spending more time in Illinois, where polls have shown him slightly ahead of Santorum. Romney had planned to spend the weekend and visit a polling place today, but instead left the island immediately after a morning appearance. Santorum left Puerto Rico earlier this week and spent the morning in Missouri, where he already won a primary that awarded no delegates. Missouri Republicans were meeting in county caucuses Saturday, the first step toward choosing delegates to the national convention who are committed to specific candidates. Santorum then headed to Illinois Saturday afternoon, where he went on the attack against Romney. “If you want to know where Mitt Romney’s going to be, just watch the



Weather Channel,” Santorum said in a high school gymnasium in the town of Herrin. Romney campaigned Saturday morning with Puerto Rican Gov. Luis Fortuno, shopping for tropical fruit and meeting with voters a day after a massive, energetic rally in San Juan celebrated his arrival here. “It was Ronald Reagan who very famously in our party said that it was important for the people of Puerto Rico to have the choice to become a state, and if the people of Puerto Rico choose that path, I will be happy to lead that effort in Washington,” Romney said after the crowd began chanting “Statehood now! Statehood now!” The island’s political status — statehood, independence or no change — is the critical issue underlying today’s primary. Puerto Ricans will vote on the island’s status in November. Romney has support from much of the establishment here, including Fortuno, who supports

making the island the 51st state, and Romney is confident about his prospects for winning many of the island’s 20 delegates. Santorum campaigned here earlier in the week and said he would support statehood if the November vote were decisive. Santorum also spent days explaining his comment that English would have to become the island’s main language for Puerto Rico to realize statehood. That’s an emotional issue because only a fraction of Puerto Rico’s residents speak English fluently, and many feel strongly about controlling their own cultural and linguistic identity. Puerto Rico’s delegates will be split proportionally among the candidates, though if someone wins more than 50 percent of the vote they’ll receive all 20. As he shopped for tropical fruit — including papayas, mangoes and clementines — Romney said he was “cautiously optimistic that we’re going to do well in Puerto Rico.” He was less certain about Illinois. “You know, I hope that we’re going to do well there as well. But I’m going to be there this afternoon, so we’ll see,” Romney said. Romney wasn’t initially supposed to be in Illinois on Saturday. That was

before he lost Mississippi and Alabama to rival Santorum, ratcheting up pressure for him to do well in Illinois. Romney has eked out victories over Santorum in Michigan and Ohio, two other critical Midwestern states, as he has struggled to stave off the former Pennsylvania senator’s challenge.

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Missouri caucuses marked by contention, with no clear victor yet By Dave Helling McClatchy Newspapers

LIBERTY, MO. — Missouri Republicans met in more than 100 counties Saturday to begin picking their presidential nominee at party caucuses marked in some places by crowded rooms, loud disagreements — and no clear victor. In Clay County, arguments between Ron Paul supporters and others became so intense that the caucus chairman threatened to have voters removed by force. Backers of the Texas congressman said they were upset their views weren’t being heard. “We’re just a little frustrated because caucuses are supposed to be run by a very strict set of rules,” said Paul supporter John Findlay, who lost

his bid to become caucus chairman. “We raised a number of points of order, points of information, points of parliamentary inquiry, many of which have been ignored.” But county caucus chairman Ben Wierzbicki said all caucus-goers had been treated fairly. “Certain people have made it very difficult on most of the people who are involved in this caucus,” he said. “It might be a little crazy, but that’s part of it.” After a three-hourplus session, Clay County caucus-goers eventually elected delegate slates from both the 5th and 6th congressional districts whose members were officially uncommitted to any specific presidential candidate. Attendees also firmly

rejected an effort to more closely align the party platform with Paul’s views. Unlike neighboring Kansas, which caucused March 10, Missouri Republicans did not cast direct ballots for any presidential candidate Saturday. Instead, delegates picked Saturday will eventually choose 49 of the state’s 52 national GOP convention delegates at district conventions in April and the state convention in June. Not every county held a caucus Saturday: Republicans in Jackson County and St. Louis city postponed their caucuses until March 24 because of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Because of the confusing process, no presidential candidate is expected to get an immediate political boost from Saturday’s caucuses.

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Documents reveal bin Laden plots


Move on A bill that would move up implementation of a proof-of-citizenship requirement for Kansas voters appears to be dead. It’s time to move on.


t’s time for Secretary of State Kris Kobach to accept the Jan. 1, 2013, effective date for a new law that will require Kansans to prove their citizenship when registering to vote. That’s the date approved by the Kansas Legislature and the governor last year, but Kobach has continued to fight for a bill that would move up implementation of the law to June 15. Last week the Senate Ethics and Elections Committee heard more testimony on the bill but took no action on it. Because the committee isn’t scheduled to meet again in this session, that essentially kills the bill. Kobach argues that the committee could easily reconvene to consider the bill, but its Republican chair says that won’t happen. The bill is dead unless the full Senate, with a supermajority vote, removes the bill from committee and brings it to the floor. Given the concerns senators have about the bill, that’s not likely to happen. Senators learned last week that a system that would allow the Division of Motor Vehicles to automatically transfer citizenship documentation to election officials will not be ready by June 15, which means it will be more difficult for election officials to verify citizenship. Election officials already have a new voter ID law to implement for the 2012 presidential election, and it makes sense to let them work out the kinks in that process before adding the citizenship requirement for voter registration. There might be a reason to rush this system into action if there were evidence of significant voter fraud in recent Kansas elections, but that isn’t the case. Kobach should accept the Senate committee action and focus his attention on helping election officials smoothly implement the voter ID law so that it doesn’t cause undue delays at the poll or discourage eligible voters from casting their ballots in upcoming primary and general elections.

WASHINGTON — Before his death, Osama bin Laden boldly commanded his network to organize special cells in Afghanistan and Pakistan to attack the aircraft of President Barack Obama and Gen. David Petraeus. “The reason for concentrating on them,” the al-Qaida leader explained to his top lieutenant, “is that Obama is the head of infidelity and killing him automatically will make (Vice President Joe) Biden take over the presidency. ... Biden is totally unprepared for that post, which will lead the U.S. into a crisis. As for Petraeus, he is the man of the hour ... and killing him would alter the war’s path” in Afghanistan. Administration officials said Friday the Obama-Petraeus plot was never a serious threat. The scheme was described in one of the documents taken from bin Laden’s compound by U.S. forces on May 2, the night he was killed. I was given an exclusive look at some of these remarkable documents by a senior administration official. They have been declassified and will be available soon to the public in their original Arabic texts and translations. The man bin Laden hoped would carry out the attacks on Obama and Petraeus was the Pakistani terrorist Ilyas Kashmiri. “Please ask brother Ilyas to send me the steps he has taken into that work,”

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Bin Laden’s biggest concern was al-Qaida’s media image among Muslims.” bin Laden wrote to his top lieutenant, Atiyah Abd alRahman. A month after bin Laden’s death, Kashmiri was killed in a U.S. drone attack. Bin Laden’s plot to target Obama was probably bluster, since al-Qaida apparently lacked the weapons to shoot down U.S. aircraft. But it’s a chilling reminder that even when he was embattled and in hiding, bin Laden still dreamed of pulling off another spectacular terrorist attack against the United States. The terrorist leader urged in a 48-page directive to Atiyah to focus “every effort that could be spent on attacks in America,” instead of operations within Muslim nations. He told Atiyah to “ask the brothers in all regions if they have a brother ... who can operate in the U.S. (He should be able to) live there, or it should be easy for

him to travel there.” U.S. analysts don’t see evidence that these plots have materialized. “The organization lacks the ability to plan, organize and execute complex, catastrophic attacks, but the threat persists,” says a senior administration analyst who has carefully reviewed the documents. The bin Laden who emerges from these communications is a terrorist CEO in an isolated compound, brooding that his organization has ruined its reputation by killing too many Muslims in its jihad against America. He writes of the many departed “brothers” who have been lost to U.S. drone attacks. But he’s far from the battlefield himself in his hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where he seems to spend considerable time watching television. Bin Laden’s biggest concern was al-Qaida’s media image among Muslims. He worried that it was so tarnished that, in a draft letter probably intended for Atiyah, he argued the organization should find a new name. The al-Qaida brand had become a problem, bin Laden explained, because Obama administration officials “have largely stopped using the phrase ‘the war on terror’ in the context of not wanting to provoke Muslims,” and instead promoted a war against al-Qaida. Bin Laden ruminated about “mistakes” and “miscalcula-

— Compiled by Sarah St. John

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Aging, SRS plan


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for March 18, 1912: “Just to show the fellows that he was ‘game’ Jack Williams, a K.U. YEARS student, pulled off the peculiar AGO stunt yesterday of taking a plunge IN 1912 in the icy Kaw. Of course there was a little $2 bet on the affair and to be sure Jack got the money. The affair started out at the Phi Gam house and culminated at the foot of Ohio street. … Jack calmly removed his hat and overcoat but neglected the formality of otherwise undressing, stepped down to the water’s edge and simply jumped in.”

tions” by affiliates in Iraq and elsewhere that had killed Muslims, even in mosques. He told Atiyah to warn every emir, or regional leader, to avoid these “unnecessary civilian casualties,” which were hurting the organization. It would be better to concentrate on attacking the U.S. homeland. This led to sharp disagreements with his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, who favored easier and more opportunistic attacks on U.S. forces in Iraq, Afghanistan and other areas. Bin Laden and his aides hoped for big terrorist operations to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. They also had elaborate media plans. Adam Gadahn, a U.S.-born media adviser, even recommended to his boss what would be the best television outlets for a bin Laden anniversary video. “It should be sent for example to ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN, and maybe PBS and VOA. As for Fox News let her die in her anger,” Gadahn wrote. At another point, he said of the networks: “From a professional point of view, they are all on one level — except (Fox News) channel, which falls into the abyss as you know, and lacks neutrality, too.” What an unintended boost for Fox, which can now boast that it is al-Qaida’s least favorite network.





Invisibility deadly to teen They do not see you. For every African American, it comes as surely as hard times, setback and tears, that moment when you realize somebody is looking right at you and yet, not seeing you — as if you had become cellophane, as if you had become air, as if somehow, some way, you were right there and yet at the same time, not. Ralph Ellison described that phenomenon in a milestone novel that begins as follows: “I am an invisible man. No, I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allan Poe. Nor am I one of your Hollywoodmovie ectoplasms. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids — and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.” Trayvon Martin was killed on Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla., fully 60 years after Ellison published Invisible Man. The circumstances of the unarmed 17-year-old’s death suggest that even six decades later, invisibility plagues black folks, still. It happened like this. He was visiting his father, watching hoops on television. At halftime, he left his dad’s townhouse in a gated community and walked to a 7-Eleven for snacks. There was a light drizzle and he was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and jeans. On the way back, he drew the attention of George Zimmerman, captain of the Neighborhood Watch. Zimmerman, who is white, called police from his SUV and told them he was following a “suspicious” character. The dispatcher promised to

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Of course, the most pressing question is this: What exactly was it that made this boy seem ‘suspicious?’”

send a prowl car and told Zimmerman to stay in his vehicle. He didn’t. When police arrived, they found him with a bloody nose and Martin face down on the grass not far from his father’s door, a gunshot wound in his chest. Zimmerman said he shot the boy in self defense. Police did not arrest him. At this writing, nearly three weeks later, they still have not, citing insufficient evidence. The case has been referred to the state’s attorney and the NAACP has asked the Justice Department to intervene. All of which raises a number of pressing questions: How can you get out of your truck against police advice, instigate a fight, get your nose bloodied in said fight, shoot the person you were fighting with, and claim self defense? If anyone was defending themselves, wasn’t it Trayvon Martin? Would police have been so forbearing had Martin confronted and killed an unarmed George Zimmerman? Of course, the most press-

ing question is this: What exactly was it that made this boy seem “suspicious?” The available evidence suggests a sad and simple answer: He existed while black. The manner of said existence doesn’t matter. It is the existing itself that is problematic. Again: Sometimes, they do not see you. That’s one of the great frustrations of African-American life, those times when you are standing right there, minding your business, tending your house, coming home from the store, and other people are looking right at you, yet do not see you. They see instead their own superstitions and suppositions, paranoia and guilt, night terrors and vulnerabilities. They see the perpetrator, the suspect, the mug shot, the dark and scary face that lurks at the open windows of their vivid imaginings. They see the unknown, the inassimilable, the other. They see every damn thing in the world but you. And their blindness costs you. First and foremost, it costs your sacred individuality. But it may also cost you a job, an education, your freedom. If you are unlucky like Trayvon Martin, it may even cost your life. He lay bloody and ruined in wet grass with nothing in his pockets but $22, a can of lemonade and a bag of Skittles, not a type, not a kind, but just himself, a kid who liked horses and sports, who struggled with chemistry, who went out for snacks and never came home. Visible too late. — Leonard Pitts Jr. is a columnist for the Miami Herald.

To the editor: Members of the Kansas Legislature are considering an important and far-reaching vote. They will approve or reject Gov. Brownback’s Executive Order No. 1, which proposes to combine the Kansas Department of Aging with the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services. Currently, the Department on Aging directly oversees programs specifically for older Kansans. SRS oversees programs for all adults over the age of 18 with disabilities. The needs of these very distinct populations are not the same and cannot be administrated in the same manner with success. Currently, Kansas has fallen short in meeting the needs of both of these groups, with a three-year waiting list for over 3,200 older Kansans and a five-year waiting list for over 4,800 adults with disabilities. What will happen when the two departments combine and the methods for addressing the unique needs are no longer specific to the department? As proposed, rapid changes will occur without discussions on how the changes will affect those now receiving services or the effect on future programs. The Douglas County Coalition on Aging recommends the rejection of this proposal. The importance of having a separate Department of Aging cannot be emphasized too strongly. It is important to directly engage the people who use the services, their families and those who work professionally with them in solving their long-term needs. Combining departments will unnecessarily disrupt services and extend wait time for those most in need. Laura Bennetts and Pattie Johnston, DCCOA co-chairs, Lawrence

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Windy and very warm Showers and a heavier t-storm

Heavy rain and a t-storm; cooler

Mostly cloudy, a shower possible

Cloudy with a t-storm possible

High 79° Low 60° POP: 40%

High 75° Low 53° POP: 70%

High 63° Low 43° POP: 80%

High 64° Low 41° POP: 30%

High 63° Low 37° POP: 30%

Wind S 12-25 mph

Wind SSE 12-25 mph

Wind SSE 7-14 mph

Wind NNW 10-20 mph

Wind SE 10-20 mph

POP: Probability of Precipitation

McCook 82/46

Kearney 80/52

Oberlin 82/51

Clarinda 77/60

Lincoln 78/60

Grand Island 80/56

Beatrice 75/60

St. Joseph 76/62 Chillicothe 77/60

Sabetha 76/60

Concordia 76/59

Centerville 78/62

Kansas City Marshall Manhattan 78/60 80/63 Goodland Salina 78/60 Oakley Kansas City Topeka 76/40 78/59 80/49 78/60 Lawrence 78/62 Sedalia 79/60 Emporia Great Bend 80/61 76/60 78/55 Nevada Dodge City Chanute 77/63 80/49 Hutchinson 78/62 Garden City 78/60 80/46 Springfield Wichita Pratt Liberal Coffeyville Joplin 80/61 75/61 78/55 80/46 78/64 77/64 Hays Russell 80/52 76/54

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

Through 7 p.m. Saturday.

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78°/62° 56°/32° 86° in 1921 0° in 1923

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0.00 1.00 1.26 4.08 3.65

SUN & MOON Today 7:27 a.m. 7:31 p.m. 5:05 a.m. 4:01 p.m.






Billings 60/36

San Francisco 53/42

Chicago 80/61 Denver 69/31

Los Angeles 61/45

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Clinton Perry Pomona

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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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Washington 68/54

Kansas City 78/62


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Houston 82/68


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Minneapolis 78/57

Miami 81/69


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-10s -0s 0s 10s 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s 110s National Summary: Unseasonable warmth will encompass the eastern twothirds of the nation today. Rain and mountain snow will invade the Four Corners as hail-producing thunderstorms rattle Southern California. Today Mon. Today Mon. Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W 82 64 pc 84 64 s Albuquerque 67 32 t 43 26 sh Memphis 81 69 pc 82 70 pc Anchorage 29 19 sf 32 17 sf Miami 76 56 pc 76 56 s Atlanta 83 58 t 82 62 pc Milwaukee Minneapolis 78 57 pc 75 57 t Austin 79 67 c 80 59 t 85 57 pc 84 62 s Baltimore 66 50 pc 72 51 pc Nashville New Orleans 80 65 pc 81 66 pc Birmingham 84 59 pc 86 62 s New York 66 50 s 70 52 pc Boise 48 30 c 45 29 c 78 60 c 73 51 t Boston 62 49 s 66 51 pc Omaha 83 60 s 84 62 pc Buffalo 74 55 pc 71 55 pc Orlando Philadelphia 70 50 s 71 51 pc Cheyenne 68 32 pc 46 21 c Phoenix 59 45 t 60 43 sh Chicago 80 61 pc 79 60 s 75 54 t 76 55 pc Cincinnati 82 59 t 81 59 pc Pittsburgh Cleveland 76 55 t 71 57 pc Portland, ME 63 46 s 63 41 pc Portland, OR 49 34 c 49 39 pc Dallas 78 67 c 82 53 t Reno 38 25 sf 43 34 c Denver 69 31 pc 49 24 c Richmond 65 54 pc 69 55 t Des Moines 76 60 pc 74 57 t Sacramento 54 36 sh 57 43 pc Detroit 75 56 t 78 59 s 83 64 pc 82 61 pc El Paso 74 47 pc 59 38 sh St. Louis Salt Lake City 44 28 r 42 26 sf Fairbanks 9 -11 pc 12 -10 c San Diego 59 48 t 59 50 pc Honolulu 82 68 s 81 68 s San Francisco 53 42 sh 56 45 c Houston 82 68 c 82 70 t Seattle 45 30 c 46 37 pc Indianapolis 84 61 t 82 61 s Spokane 43 25 sn 43 25 pc Kansas City 78 62 c 75 54 t 58 42 t 56 40 sh Las Vegas 55 41 sh 57 45 pc Tucson 78 62 c 77 53 t Little Rock 82 63 pc 80 60 pc Tulsa 68 54 pc 72 57 pc Los Angeles 61 45 t 60 48 pc Wash., DC National extremes yesterday for the 48 contiguous states High: Wink, TX 91° Low: Leadville, CO 18°

WEATHER HISTORY On March 18, 1925, the Tri-State Tornado hit Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. The twister killed 695 people.



What was the worst tornado disaster of all time?

The Tri-State Tornado. Missouri to Indiana. 695 killed on March 18, 1925.

Sunrise Sunset Moonrise Moonset

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SEVEN BOY SCOUTS FROM LAWRENCE WHO EARNED EAGLE SCOUT RANK during 2011 were recognized at the Pelathe District’s annual Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner on Feb. 21 at Lawrence Country Club. The Eagle Scouts are, from left, Jeremy Woodhead of Troop 55, Frank Depenbusch of Troop 59, Isaac Remboldt of Troop 55, Dakota Zinn of Troop 61, Trenton Shambaugh of Troop 53, and Matthew Day and Scott Ragan, both of Troop 59. Chief Judge Robert Fairchild of the Douglas Country District Court was the guest speaker and assisted in the recognition of these Eagle Scouts. Keith Wood, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.

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Duncan Van Fleet Age: 5 Hometown: Lawrence Time in Lawrence: Five years Occupation: Student and pencil sharpener for the fifth-grade class Dream job: Artist or archaeologist What were you doing when scouted? Looking for Legos! How would you describe your style? I like wearing shorts and tank tops. Current favorite fashion trends: Beach-inspired clothing; mummy shirts; nicer buttonCLOTHING DETAILS: up dress Camouflage slip-on shoes, Target, shirts. $15; Pony brand black ankle socks; Fashion yellow cargo shorts, consignment store, $5; blue and yellow beach influbutton-up shirt, consignment store, ences: $3; haircut by John of John’s Barber SuperheShop. roes. What would you like to see more of in Lawrence? More dinosaur bones and other animal bones. Less of? Traffic. Know someone stylin’? Send us a tip!

Lisa Jewell Age: 52 Relationship status: Married Hometown: Ottawa Occupation: I work for the financial aid department of Ottawa University. Dream job: An artist, in any medium. What were you doing when scouted? Fighting over whether to go into Cold Stone or Starbucks. How would you describe your style? Not a soccer grandma. Current favorite fashion trends: I really like the products from Toast, a British brand. Fashion trends you hate? I don’t like anything too short, but that’s just because I feel like I’m too old to wear them. Fashion influences: I really love CLOTHING DETAILS: Multi-colored ballet flats, Japanese patterns right Target, $15; red jeans, JC Penney, now, or shifts $10; flowered shirt, Goodwill, sunglasses, Walmart, $7; with a square $4; blue bandanna, Walmart, $1.99; shoulder. I yellow leather purse, Urban like anything Outfitters, $20. with big pockets. Do you have any piercings or tattoos? My ears are pierced, and I have a tattoo on my wrist of four birds flying out of a cage. The birds represent my children taking flight, and it was a Mother’s Day gift from them. Tell us a secret! I have an Etsy shop with my fabulous designs, shop/lisajewell.

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AT RIGHT, TIM FORCADE AND SUSAN TATE, DIRECTOR OF THE LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER, VISIT during a gallery opening reception of the Lawrence Arts Center Benefit Auction exhibit Thursday at the Arts Center. Forcade has artwork in the exhibit, which runs through April 14 when the benefit auction will be held.

Going, going


LAC auction funds exhibitions that bring community, artists together

By Emily Mulligan

The Lawrence Arts Center will hold one of its largest annual visual arts events, the Lawrence Arts Center Benefit Auction, on Saturday, April 14. This is the 32nd annual art auction, which will feature 150 artists and is the primary funding source for the Arts Center’s exhibitions program. Hong Chun Zhang, who also has an exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery through October, is the featured artist for the auction. Participation in the auction is by invitation only, so as not to burden local artists who regularly receive requests for donation of their work. A silent auction that features about 100 of the artists is under way now during gallery hours at the Arts Center and concludes before the live auction April 14. Artwork being auctioned is on display in the Arts Center’s main galleries, and silent bidding began Friday. Tickets to the live auction are for sale at the Arts Center and cost $40 in advance and $50 at the door. Although the city owns the building, the Arts Center funds exhibits, programs and events through individual contributions and business partnerships. The auction enables the Arts Center to maintain five exhibition spaces for visual arts and pursue opportunities to maintain and expand those exhibitions. “We are committed to enhancing our ability to exhibit the works of artists across the spectrum, 12 months of the year,” says

ABOVE, GREAT GRANDMA AND GRANDPA COMPUTER KEYS ON PANEL by Jeremy Rockwell and, left, Dot-plants with Pants Cone 04 earthenware with colored slips and glaze by Melissa McCormick are on display at the Arts Center exhibit.

WILT CHAMBERLAIN PHOTOGRAPH by Bill Snead on display at the Arts Center exhibit.

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’ve got a little secret, and I’m hesitant to reveal it to you. “Why?” you might ask. “You’ve been shamelessly airing your dirty laundry on this page for five years!” “My laundry isn’t that dirty,” I might reply. “OK, maybe when I wear socks two days in a row. And it’s six years, but who’s counting?” As far as you, my cherished readers, are concerned, my life is an open book, er, newspaper, er, Web page. TMI, my stock in trade. Embarrassing moments, my currency. I don’t always tell you everything, however. People keep secrets for

Boomer Girl Diary

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many reasons: fear of ridicule, fear of getting hurt, fear of causing harm, and, in my case, fear of stigmatization. Once this skeleton comes out of the closet, tongues are sure to wag. Such a disclo-

sure could brand me as less of a woman and, worse, mark my marriage as something less than solid. But I firmly believe the truth will set you free. So here it is (inhaling deeply), the big reveal: My husband and I are sleeping in separate bedrooms. There. The ugly, utterly unsexy truth. (I can just hear your tongues wagging now: “It was bound to happen. Poor guy. The way she exploits his every flaw as column fodder. He kicked her out, he did. Don’t blame him a bit.”) For the record, it was I who kicked myself out. And,

yes, for reasons I have previously explained in this space. First, there was the snoring, unhampered by hundreds of slugs in the arm and urgent pleas to “ROLL OVER!” I tried industrialstrength earplugs but, inevitably, they’d fall out and to the floor where the dog would snarf them like hot pink chunks of sirloin. (At least it made the doo-doo easier to find in the yard.) Then there were the 4 a.m. trips to the bathroom — his and hers (but, for the record, mostly his). The coming and going would wake the dog, who would insist on going outside for some relief of her Please see BOOMER, page 2C



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SHOOTING WILDLIFE ISN’T EASY. I had to be quick to get this picture before the flock of turkeys disappeared into the brush.


Hey, turkeys: Photographing wildlife can be unpredictable By Richard Gwin


ith the approach of spring, area wildlife are beginning their seasonal mating rituals. I woke up around 7 a.m. last Monday to hear our dogs barking wildly at six male turkeys fighting in the front yard. This meant a whole lot more turkeys would be on the move. That’s good news for a nature photographer. But wildlife isn’t always easy to photograph or predict. Sometimes you wait for hours just to catch a small group, and then the very next day there’s a rafter of turkeys filling a field. To be prepared, I always have a Nikon D700 camera with a 500mm telephoto lens in my vehicle and at my side, ready to shoot photos. On this particular morning I drove around a corner and spotted nearly 75 turkeys. I continued past them so I wouldn’t spook them by

stopping. On my second pass I drove slowly and was provided a nice scene for a photograph. The next day there wasn’t a bird in sight. But Wednesday morning they were everywhere, and another flock was coming into the wheat field — a photographer’s paradise. Most wildlife are out in the early morning and late afternoon, preferring to shelter in heavy brush or remote areas for safety and food during the daytime. When I head out into the woods I’ll wear long-sleeve shirts because ticks are always a problem. I’ll typically carry two cameras, one with a telephoto lens, with the ability to capture subjects in low light, and maybe a macro/normal lens for detail work. Early next month I’ll join in on a Konza Prairie’s greater prairie chicken viewing, and I’m excited about the possible photo opportunities. I last photographed the prairie chickens 25 years

ago, and camera equipment wasn’t as good as it is today. We use Canon EOS cameras at the Journal-World, and they enable us to shoot highdefinition video and take quality images in very low light. We can get good results using ISO’s as high as 6400. I also now have a lens adapter that allows me to use Nikon lenses on my Canon cameras. I may also have the opportunity to set up a remote camera to capture photographs from a distance using radio remotes. The downside of this next wildlife field trip is that I have to be in a viewing blind by 5:30 a.m. One can see that it takes some will and determination to get out and capture wildlife images. In the end, seeking out these photographs can be its own reward just for experiencing the quiet and serenity of nature. — Photographer Richard Gwin can be reached at 832-6351.


Arts Center Executive Director Susan Tate. “When people come into our galleries, we want them to be engaged in a dialogue. Our auction makes it possible to have a director of exhibitions, Ben Ahlvers, and for us to offer programming, artist talks, films and publications Nick Krug/Journal-World File Photo about the exhibits.” A PANORAMIC CHARCOAL DRAWING STRETCHING into Zhang, who along with hay bales by artist Hong Chun Zhang is seen in the her husband, John Kenmain gallery of the Lawrence Arts Center. Zhang is nedy, and their 6-yearthe featured artist of the Arts Center auction. BELOW: old daughter, has made Ben Ahlvers’ “Yellow Boy” ceramic, glaze is among Lawrence her home since the art up for auction. 2004, says that she is eager to interact with the auction audience. the whole business is go- the area’s enthusiasm for “I cannot wait for the ing in the art world. The the arts. auction. I’m going to face Arts Center really pro“The people who beeverybody, vides that oppor- lieve arts funding is imand I will tunity.” portant are energized to speak out As the fea- make sure it comes from loud about tured artist, private sources and to how imZhang has cre- continue to assert the portant the ated original art importance of public arts Arts Cenfor the auction funding,” Tate said. “It ter is. This and display in isn’t only about money, is my home; her Arts Cen- it’s about the perception this is my ter exhibi- of the state. What we becommunity,” tion, “Hay lieve in for Douglas Counshe said. Wire,” in the ty, we also hope for the Tate says past year, rest of the state.” that part of and she also Zhang is not the only nathe purpose has taught tionally known local artist of the exhibiclasses to to serve as the art auction’s tions program children and featured artist. Coincidenat the Arts shared her tally, last year’s featured Center is to techniques artist, Roger Shimomura, Mike Yoder/Journal-World Photo build long-term and experi- has an exhibit in the Smithrelationships ences with sonian National Portrait between art patrons and fellow artists across the Gallery’s “Asian American artists. region. Portraits of Encounter” “If the buyer knows Tate emphasizes that alongside Zhang’s. the artist and likes the the battle over public work, then they will want arts funding in Kansas to continue to invest,” has not dampened the Zhang said. “That’s how Arts Center’s mission or Answer : ENGULF ANYONE



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keeping separate sleeping quarters. Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil says sleeping in separate bedrooms “is CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1C a symptom of couples giving up on intimacy. own. After a shot of chilly Instead, couples need to night air, I’d be up until have open and honest dissunrise, amusing myself cussions about stress, fear on Pinterest and Classand bothersome habits.” So I tried that, too: I experimented with “Honey, I’d like to kava and valarian root, honestly tell you that Tylenol and Advil PM, your snoring stresses me melatonin in various dos- out. I fear I’m going to go ages, Lunesta and Ambien insane one night and kill CR. Nothing worked, and you over this bothersome the mornings after were habit.” like “Dawn of the Dead.” “They’re having a Spacy and forgetful at mattress sale down the work, my coffee constreet,” he replied. sumption at an all-time “Giddyap,” I cried, and high, I had to take action. hopped in the car. My son’s old bedroom upThe bed arrived this stairs — ski posters and week. As my husband of 32 ska band stickers and all years and I made it up with — would be MINE! The brand new, 600-threadfunky green futon would count sheets and his have to go. mother’s old quilt, I felt a Oh, but I worried. pang of sadness. Could this Relationship experts be the end of intimacy? warn couples against Was our marriage some-

thing less than solid? I fretted about it until bedtime. Then I kissed him goodnight, climbed the stairs and hit the sheets. Ten hours later, I woke up. Ten glorious hours I had slept in total silence! That’s almost twice my average the last 10 years. Next night, same story: nine hours of blissful, unadulterated slumber. Turns out, he’s sleeping better, too. Guess my nightly sheet-kicking routine was a little jarring. As for the intimacy, I’m no longer worried. Why? Because of a little thing called “visitation privileges.” And that, my friends, will remain my little secret forever. — Cathy Hamilton is the executive director of Downtown Lawrence Inc., author of 16 books and blogger at boomergirl. com. Contact her at

ARTS NOTES Chamber Orchestra readies for concert The Lawrence Chamber Orchestra celebrates its 40th season with its annual Baroque by Candlelight concert tonight at 7 at the Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt. The orchestra will perform a variety of pieces, such as Overture to “Dido and Aeneas” by Henry Purcell, Overture in C, “Perpetuum Mobile,” by Georg Philipp Telemann, Concerto in C, “Alexander’s Feast” by George Frideric Handel, and Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No. 5.” Tickets cost $25 and $10 for students, and can be purchased by calling orchestra vice president

Jackie Bogner at (785) 691-7824 or by emailing lawrencechamberorchestra The event serves as the orchestra’s primary fundraiser for the year, and Bogner said it is trying to recoup funds lost when the state cut financial support for arts. In all, Bogner said she hopes to raise at least $9,000 to ensure the orchestra is able to produce a fall concert.

Planet Comicon to celebrate sci-fi Nerd alert! Planet Comicon 2012 is coming next Saturday and Sunday to Overland Park. Actors who appeared in classic sci-fi movies and TV shows along with comic

book creators will meet with fans, sign autographs and discuss their work at the Overland Park International Trade Center, 6800 W. 115th St. Celebrities making an appearance include Billy Dee Williams, Edward James Olmos and Gil Gerard, to go along with more than 100 comic book creators and dozens of memorabilia vendors. There will also be a costume contest Saturday. One-day admission for adults is $15 and is $20 for two days; a weekend pass is $5 for kids age 7-14; and admission is free for children under 7. For more information, contact Christopher Jackson at (913) 345-1069 or chris@

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Reclaiming the high road Robinson’s provocative essays castigate capitalism, sectarianism By Mike Fischer Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Jon Coffee, graduate student, Lawrence “‘Pieces for the Left Hand.’ It’s a series of one- and two-page stories about the author’s personal life and the town he lives in and a mix of fiction and nonfiction.”

Keith Swafford, graduate student, Lawrence “I’m looking for Agatha Christie. I’m not a big reader but am trying to find something different.”

Dylan Asbury, first-grader, Lawrence “‘Wonderful World of Space.’”

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An admitted “unregenerate liberal” who also is a staunch traditionalist. A believer in the gospel of love who also fiercely defends the Puritans. An advocate of community who also champions being alone. It’s never been easy to categorize Marilynne Robinson, whose new collection of essays, the defiantly titled “When I Was a Child I Read Books,” is no exception. Each of the pieces gathered here practices what Robinson preaches, combating the lazy habit of using “a straight-edge ruler in a fractal universe.” Appropriately enough, Robinson opens her introduction by invoking Whitman, that self-described container of multitudes. She closes by indicting social Darwinians and Freudians for propagating a static and limiting view of human nature that privileges selfish behavior. In between, she works to free her readers from the “tendency to fit a tight and awkward carapace of definition over humankind,” in which we “try to trim the living creature to fit the dead shell.” Words like monoculture, austerity, certainty, sectarian, exclusivity and ideology take a beating, — primarily because they stymie our capacity for action grounded in words like generosity, diversity, democracy and liberality. In “Austerity As Ideology,” Robinson castigates the current tyranny of the market — and the accompanying tendency to define value as money — with the fervor of an Old Testament prophet. Invoking America’s past, she insists that it wasn’t capitalist. Recall-

ing the Cold War, she claims we’ve forgotten that it was democracy, not capitalism, that won. Revisiting our own recent recession, she wonders how “the ineptitude of the highly paid” became a war against society’s most vulnerable. Most provocatively, Robinson suggests that what our radical capitalists really want is to turn America into another China, where we’re stripped of basic civil liberties protecting our right to protest against low wages and environmental degradation, thereby allowing us to race toward the bottom in the name of remaining economically competitive. In a number of these essays, Robinson is equally hard on the rise of closeminded sectarianism in American religion, with its “ill-informed nostalgias” for a nonexistent, supposedly homogenous past. As she did in novels like “Gilead,” Robinson tries instead to rescue American Christianity from such narrow readings by recalling its long tradition of progressive social activism. And as she did in the nonfiction collection “The Death of Adam,” Robinson simultaneously tries to salvage Calvin and the Old Testament, quoting liberally from both in demonstrating the concern their texts express for the poor — coupled with an emphasis on a liberality of spirit — that were far ahead of their time. In these and other essays in “Books,” Robinson can be sarcastic and strident, and she also occasionally overstates her case, as when, for example, she scolds that


Valerie Metzler, archeologist, Lawrence “I’m trying to find something to whet my appetite in archeology. Most recently, I read a book in the ‘Dresden Files’ series. It was really good.”

Jan Fox, retired, Lawrence “‘Into the Darkness’ by V.C. Andrews. I’ve read her work before.”

When Jeanette Winterson was 16 years old, in the mid-1970s, she left her home and the woman who shaped her, her powerfully paranoid evangelical Christian adoptive mother. From the industrial north of England, Winterson got herself to Oxford University and then, still in her mid-20s, published “Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit,” the strong, funny, sometimes terrifying coming-of-age novel that made her a literary celebrity. As Winterson, now in her early 50s, writes in her new memoir, “Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?,” “Oranges” was a “version” of her childhood — “faithful and invented, accurate and misremembered, shuffled in time.” The novel, she says, was “a story I could live with. The other one was too painful. I could not survive it.” Now, prompted by a nervous breakdown and a search for her other family origins, she has

told this story again. Winterson was beaten as a child and “learned early never to cry.” But she was tough: “If I was locked out overnight, I sat on the doorstep till the milkman came, drank both pints, left the empty bottles to enrage my mother and walked to school.” Most books other than the Bible were forbidden. When her mother discovered some novels Jeanette had managed to collect and hide, she made a bonfire of them in their yard. Raised to be a missionary, Winterson was a faithful member of her parents’ Pentecostal church, but when she fell in love with another girl, she was subjected to a violent “exorcism”: “no food or heat for three days” and “beaten repeatedly by one of the elders.” “Why Be Happy” is a meditation on loss, stories and silences. It is also, inevitably, a portrait of

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PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING NOVELIST MARILYNNE ROBINSON, shown at her home in Iowa City, Iowa, in this April 4, 2005, file photo, has a new book of essays out called “When I Was a Child I Read Books.” “we have given ourselves many lessons in the perils of being half right, yet I doubt we have learned a thing.” But if Robinson sometimes sounds angry, it’s because she cares so deeply about what she sees as an all-out, rightwing assault on the social infrastructure, including cultural and educational institutions like her own beloved University of Iowa, that support and enable what she calls “the sacred mystery” of “every individual experience.” Robinson’s descriptions of that experience — and of various iterations of the “radical singularity” that she sees as “one’s greatest dignity and privilege”

the woman she calls Mrs. Winterson. “Mrs. Winterson was an obsessive.” She believed that the universe was a “cosmic dustbin.” A large woman, physically, she was also, to her traumatized daughter, “out of scale, larger than life. ... Only later, much later, too late, did I understand how small she was to herself.” She didn’t like her body, refused to sleep with her husband, threw her wedding ring away, and at age 37 acquired a baby: “A burping, spraying, sprawling faecal thing blasting the house with rude life.” “Blasting the house” of literature with “rude life” is not a bad description of the rough gleam of this book. “Unhappy families are conspiracies of silence,” Winterson writes. “The one who breaks the silence is never forgiven. He or she has to learn to forgive him or herself.” Such forgiveness is her task here and it, along with Winterson’s early


Back in 1989, controversy erupted over a photograph by Andres Serrano depicting a crucifix in urine. To conservatives, this was a blasphemous outrage. To liberals, the issue was censorship.

But what if the likeness immersed in urine had been of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.? Or Nelson Mandela? How might the reaction be different? And which side would you be on? That’s just the sort of useful moral exercise Jonathan Haidt presents in “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by

Politics and Religion,” his wideranging new book on the evolutionary basis of human morals and the difficulties people have in comprehending opposing political views. A psychologist at the University of Virginia in the progressive enclave of Charlottesville, Haidt was troubled that his profession routinely pathologizes

NEW YORK — Anne F. Hyde, Daniel T. Rodgers and Tomiko Brown-Nagin have been revealed as the three winners this year of the coveted Bancroft Prize for history. Hyde, a professor at Colorado College, won for her “Empires, Nations, and Families: A History of the North American West, 1800-1860.” Rodgers, who teaches at Princeton University, won for “Age of Fracture.” Brown-Nagin, a professor at the University of Virginia Law School, won for “Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement.” There were 175 books nominated that were considered for the 2012 prize, which is administered by Columbia University. Winners will be presented with their awards, which includes a $10,000 prize, next month.

— are among the best passages in this collection. They include a reading of the Jeffersonian pursuit of happiness, a brief tour through “the dark gorgeousness” of Edgar Allan Poe’s mind, a paean to the role of imagination in creating community and an explanation of why being “lonesome” is positive rather than pathological. When we are alone, Robinson suggests, we’re best positioned for a “meditative, free appreciation of whatever comes under one’s eye,” including other people, who we’re otherwise apt to Here are the best-sellers misread. As this collection makes clear, Robinson’s for the week ending March own eyes read widely and 10, compiled from data from independent and chain well. bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide.


training as a preacher, accounts for some of the book’s exhortatory energy. It is a tendency Winterson is aware of: She describes herself, after “Oranges” was published, “standing in a phone box giving her a lecture on literature, a polemic on feminism.” That energy is just right in passionate writing about the necessity of literature in the lives of working-class men and women, about the educative force of the church she grew up in, and more. It falls flat in grandiloquent passages about her own work, or in descriptions of her struggle that she frames as universal truths. If the first half of the book is her attempt to grapple with Mrs. Winterson’s “intimate and impressive” presence, the second half is a quest narrative — an anguished search for her birth mother by a writer who acknowledges her debt to the Grail mythology. I will not reveal the outcome of this search. I will say that its contours are often riveting.

A hard-core liberal sets out to understand conservatives By Daniel Akst

HONG KONG — Shin Kyung-sook’s novel “Please Look After Mom” has won the Man Asian Literary Prize. The novel is about a family’s search for their mother after she goes missing in Seoul. The judges’ statement said it was “an incredibly moving portrait of what it means to be a mother, but also of the tradition and modernity of the family in South Korea.” Shin is one of South Korea’s most acclaimed authors, and “Please Look After Mom” has also made a splash in the United States. She won $30,000 and Kim Chi-young won $5,000 for the English translation. She is the first South Korean and first woman to win the Man Asian award in its five-year history. The ceremony was Thursday evening in Hong Kong.

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‘Oranges’ author continues her memoirs By Lisa Cohen

South Korea’s Shin wins Man Asian prize

conservatism, so he set out to try to understand conservatives instead of demonizing them. For a dyed-in-the-wool liberal academic, he’s succeeded pretty well. Unfortunately, Haidt doesn’t have much to say about why we’ve become so much more righteous in recent years. Still, there’s much to be learned here.

Fiction 1. “The Thief.” Clive Cussler & Justin Scott. Putnam, $27.95. 2. “Lone Wolf.” Jodi Picoult. Atria, $25. 3. “A Rising Thunder.” David Weber. Baen, $26. 4. “Fair Game.” Patricia Briggs. Ace, $26.95. 5. “Kill Shot.” Vince Flynn. Atria, $27.99. 6. “Private Games.” James Patterson & Mark Sullivan. Little, Brown, $27.99. 7. “Celebrity in Death.” J.D. Robb. Putnam, $27.95. 8. “Chasing Midnight.” Randy Wayne White. Putnam, $25.95. 9. “Defending Jacob.” William Landay. Delacorte, $26. 10. “The Wolf Gift.” Anne Rice. Knopf, $25.95.

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. “The Power of Habit.” Charles Duhigg. Random House, $28. 4. “Wishes Fulfilled.” Wayne W. Dyer. Hay House, $24.95. 5. “Steve Jobs.” Walter Isaacson. Simon & Schuster, $35. 6. “Killing Lincoln.” Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard. Holt, $28. 7. “The End of Illness.” David Agus, M.D. Free Press, $26. 8. “Quiet. Susan Cain.” Crown, $26. 9. “Seeing the Big Picture.” Kevin Cope. Greenleaf, $21.95. 10. “Unbroken.” Laura Hillenbrand. Random House, $27.



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THE NEW YORK TIMES CROSSWORD 100 Years Ago By Victor Fleming and John Dunn Edited by Will Shortz Across 1 “Hansel and Gretel” figure 4 Collection of sketches, for short 7 Kind of port 10 Like most of the Swiss flag 13 Kind of trail 18 Gobbled down 20 Provide for 22 Give out one’s address? 23 Northern bird 24 ___ nerve 25 Quidnunc 26 Saunter with style 27 American millionaire lost with the 63-Across 29 Two-time All-Star Martinez 30 Like a friendly dog’s tail 31 Kind of trip 32 Medical pioneer Sir William 33 With 88-Across, 1960 musical partly about the 63-Across, with “The” 38 ___ blood-typing 41 Fraternal org. 42 Family 44 Land in Central America 45 [Like that!] 46 Dolt 47 Big name in lawn products 50 Singer Winans 51 Recover, as a sunken ship 52 Old PC screen 53 Takes the crown in 54 Plays, with “in” 55 Cager Baylor 56 Letter earner 58 Generation ___ 60 Collect dust 61 Science fiction author

Frederik 62 Start of a children’s rhyme 63 Theme of this puzzle 65 Transmitted, as an SOS 66 Wise off to 67 Landscaper’s buy 68 Monopoly token 69 Like tsunami-affected areas 72 Nobelist poet Neruda 73 Classic black-andwhite film featuring gigantic irradiated ants 75 Peeved 77 Some tubes carry them 78 Arrive by plane 79 Prefix with plane 80 Gushes 81 Cartoon canine 82 Detective’s assignment 83 What scattered things are said to be all over 85 “Don’t think so” 86 Maritime danger 87 Radical ’60s org. 88 See 33-Across 91 Some reuniongoers 93 Summer cooler 94 “___ Walked Into My Life” (“Mame” song) 95 Moon feature 96 What the 63-Across crossed to begin her 88-/13-Down 103 Does the hair just so 106 Toast in Toledo 107 College voter 108 Birth announcement 109 Washington, but not Adams 110 Be behind schedule 111 Clinks 112 Bygone 113 Bowflex target 114 École ___ arts 115 “Piers Morgan Tonight” airer 116 Collecting a pension: Abbr.

Down 1 Unwelcome reception 2 Title girl on “Introducing … The Beatles” 3 2003 James Cameron documentary about the 63-Across 4 Ferris’s girlfriend in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” 5 63-Across’s destination on her 88-/13-Down 6 “Bad” cholesterol, for short 7 Not yet planted 8 “For example …?” 9 “Give me your best shot!” 10 Actress Lee of “Funny Face” 11 Novelist Ambler 12 1920s-’30s style, informally 13 See 88-Down 14 Kindergarten comeback 15 Big huff? 16 Hall-of-Fame QB Graham 17 Stern 19 For some time 21 Atlantic City casino, with “the” 27 Short outings 28 Banjoist Fleck 32 Some modern museum designs 34 One-named singer/ actress associated with Warhol 35 Continues 36 Frigid 37 Seaport in western France 38 1955 Walter Lord book about the 63-Across 39 Spaghetti sauce seasoning 40 ___ seas 41 It’s about 20 miles north of Lauderdale 43 Actress Skye 45 Permanent sites? 47 “Benson” actress

48 Work in wildlife preservation? 49 Put back, in a way 51 Second go-rounds 57 Comic actor Nielsen 59 Cry with the shake of a pompom 63 Close behind 64 Spends some time out? 65 Where the 63-Across’s 88-/13Down began 66 Word with bar or fork 67 “60 Minutes” correspondent 69 Mrs. Dithers of “Blondie” 70 Professes 71 Director Fritz 72 Some basic training grads 74 Biblical kingdom where Moses died 76 Mole’s work 83 A lot 84 Newspaper or magazine offering 86 Early stage of a time capsule project 88 With 13-Down, disastrous event for the 63-Across 89 Distinguished 90 “___ the love?” 92 “The Far Side” cartoonist 93 Champagne holder 96 Canadian station 97 Like some parks: Abbr. 98 Joyful 99 Queen of myth 100 Wood or iron 101 Brooding types 102 Frequently injured knee part: Abbr. 104 Go (over) 105 Method: Abbr. 108 1887-1996 govt. watchdog


















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74 Doubles over 75 Cheery tone 77 Scottish river 78 Ms. Thurman 79 Vibe 80 Do a clerk’s job 81 Deep-sixed 82 Hotel brat of fiction 83 Thicker, as fog 85 Glider’s place 86 Friar 88 10-speed 89 “Has 1,001 —” 90 Auto-parts store 91 Snare 92 Mild oath 93 SFO posting 94 “The — of the Ancient Mariner” 96 Finds fault 97 Marsh grass 98 Show-offs 100 Yank 101 Get wind of 102 German sausage 103 Prominent nose 106 Sun. homily 107 Warps, as lumber 110 Smellier 111 Garden chore 112 More frilly 113 Weakened 114 Keeps on going 115 Bar legally 116 Limerick starter 118 “Moll Flanders” author 119 “La —” (Valens tune) 120 Hot dog topping 121 Bacon or Costner 122 Crumble away 123 Impede 125 I could — — horse! 127 Gosh darn! 129 Enjoy, as benefits 133 Lo- — graphics 135 Monsieur’s summer

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

7-year-old kick-starts film career By Eric Melin

Tom Ruddy was having his former KU roommate Gary Huggins over for a barbecue at his house in west Lawrence when talk turned to the new independent movie that Huggins is shooting this summer. With location shooting in Kansas City and Lawrence, “Kick Me” will mark the feature-length debut for Huggins, whose short films have appeared at both the Sundance and SXSW film festivals. “He was telling us about the part of the main character’s daughter: She’s 7, she sings in a choir,” Ruddy says. “I didn’t know there was a part like that in the movie, and I think it even surprised Gary how perfect Julia was for it.” Tom’s daughter Julia Ruddy is a precocious 7-year-old who has been singing and playing piano for about five years and, like the character, sings in a choir. Soon the conversation turned to how much Julia enjoys performing. After dinner, Ruddy and his wife, Sherri Soule, showed Huggins videos of Julia performing at a couple of last summer’s weeklong all-arts camps at the Lawrence Arts Center. That was all it took. Huggins offered her the part of the main character’s daughter in “Kick Me” right there. At least that’s how Ruddy tells it. Huggins’ version of the story is a little different. “I was thinking of her already,” he says. “She has this wonderful personality and these amazing kewpie-doll eyes that are so expressive. And this is something she really wants to do.” After seeing “Mamma Mia!” at the Lied Center recently, Julia told her mother that she wants to be in musicals. Like most kids her age, the firstgrader is a little soft-spoken until she warms up to you. In this respect, it will help tremendously that she knows the writer/director pretty well already. Huggins is a close family friend and was even in the hospital the day Julia was born. Getting Julia started in the arts at an early age was important to Ruddy and Soule. Living in Lawrence gives them opportunity to expose their daughter to all kinds of performing arts and to support the Lawrence arts scene. The walls of their house are

Is it wrong to pray for your favorite team to win during March Madness? God has more important things to be concerned with

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JULIA RUDDY, A 7-YEAR-OLD FROM LAWRENCE, IS ACTING in her first movie, “Kick Me,” which being filmed in the Kansas City and Lawrence area. Julia plays the main character’s daughter in the film about a mild-mannered high-school guidance counselor who reaches out to a troubled kid and ends up running for his life.

‘KICK ME’ FUNDRAISER EVENTS Shorts and Inspirations: Friday, March 30, Tivoli Cinema, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, Mo., 9:30 p.m., $8.50 An evening of Gary Huggins’ short films (including his Sundance short “First Date”) and the shorts that inspired them. adorned with paintings from all kinds of local artists. “For good art, you don’t have to fly somewhere else. There’s all sorts of struggling artists who have day jobs around here who are producing amazing work,” Ruddy says. “And if you support them — and people like Gary making films — that’s a great thing, you know?” Julia loves movies and is excited to be in one herself. “I like to act a lot,” she says. She cites the recent animated Disney musical “Tangled” as one of her favorites, but the content in “Kick Me” will be quite different. Huggins’ subject matter has always been frank, and his affection for grindhouse movies and exploitation films is well-known. His personal archive of 16mm and 35mm prints formed the basis of the Big Jeter AV Club (later the Chucky Lou AV Club), get-togethers where Huggins would host screenings from his collection of oddball cult movies in various theaters across Kansas City. Julia’s cuteness will be in stark contrast to the

Home is Everywhere: Saturday, March 31, The Brick, 1727 McGee St., Kansas City, Mo., 7 p.m., $7.50 Musicians from Mr. Marco’s V7 and People’s Liberation Big Band will provide a live soundtrack to astonishing 16mm Kodachrome home movies of “The World of the Future” violent indignities that are heaped upon her character’s father in the movie. In “Kick Me,” real-life Kansas City police officer and fifth-degree blackbelt Karate master Santiago Vasquez (who also starred in Huggins’ first short “First Date”) plays a mildmannered high-school guidance counselor who reaches out to a troubled kid and ends up running for his life. Having someone with a strong personality like Vasquez in the lead role will be great for the movie, which is demanding physically, but it also provides Huggins with some unique fundraising opportunities.

Fundraising campaign “Kick Me” has a Web page on where people can pledge to help fund the movie and get some pretty awesome premium rewards. For $25, Vasquez will call you “at an inconvenient hour and read your Miranda rights to you over the phone.” For $50, you can “get a personalized video ride-along with real-life off-duty supercop Vasquez and marvel at his exuberantly told tales of true-life mayhem!”

The campaign is looking to raise $70,000 and will only be funded if the full amount is pledged by April 3. Already Huggins’ past successes and the unique sense of humor of the fundraising has gotten “Kick Me” featured on both the Sundance Film Festival and Filmmaker magazine’s Kickstarter pages. In addition, Huggins is screening some of his archives again to raise more cash, including an all-day showing of the most punishing exploitation flicks he can dig up. Four notoriously brain-damaging features, as well as various trailers and shorts, made up “The Flesh and Blood Show,” which was shown at the Screenland Crossroads in Kansas City on Saturday. Huggins called it an “eighthour endurance test.” Admission was free, but you had to pay to leave. “Kick Me” is being billed as an action comedy, but from the bloodsoaked promo photo on the Kickstarter page, it doesn’t seem like the type of film that Julia will be interested in seeing anytime soon, at least not without a liberal application of the fast-forward button. Ruddy and Soule say that will probably be a great strategic help when it comes time for her to see it. Julia is really excited to be in the movie, and her parents are excited for her. “We’re definitely not the stage parents who are going to get in the car and move to Hollywood. This is just a fun, one-off kind of thing to let her pursue her passions.”

Hungry for the next big movie franchise By Rick Bentley McClatchy Newspapers

LOS ANGELES — The movie magic is over for “Harry Potter.” The bite will be gone from “Twilight” when the final film’s released in November. It now falls to “The Hunger Games,” based on to the best-selling trilogy by Suzanne Collins, to launch the next great film franchise. It’s a worthy heir. This story is not only a big literary success — where parents and their children are reading the books — it has spawned numerous websites and merchandise. The books — “The Hunger Games,” “Catching Fire” and “Mockingjay” — are huge. The first novel has been on the New York Times best-seller list for more than 180 consecutive weeks since publication. Even “Twilight” writer Stephenie Myer blogged that the story kept her up for several nights in a row because she couldn’t stop thinking about it even after she finished the books. On midnight Thursday, the first film in the series will make its assault on the box office. Advance ticket sales through the online site Fandango show that three out of every four movie tickets purchased

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JENNIFER LAWRENCE PORTRAYS KATNISS EVERDEEN in a scene from “The Hunger Games.” are for the film. More than 1,000 showtimes have already sold out across the country. Although marketed as a book for young adults, Fandango’s reporting 46 percent of advance tickets are being purchased by those 25 or older.

What is ‘The Hunger Games’? In the trilogy, Collins tells the story of Katniss Everdeen, one of 24 teens selected to compete in the televised Hunger Games in a future where the United States has been divided into 12 regions all under the tyrannical rule of The Capitol. Cameras capture every life-and-death moment as the players battle until only one is left alive. The games

were established as a way for the government to remind citizens who is in charge. Before the young gladiators begin their battles, they are trained in survival skills, fighting and how to win over sponsors who can provide needed supplies. Part of the strategy is to have Katniss and her district games partner, Peeta, pretend they are romantically involved as a way to sway sympathies. The message of the trilogy is unlike the “Twilight” series, where a young teen dates a vampire, or “Harry Potter,” where magic wins the day. “The Hunger Games” is anchored to an existence that can already be seen today in the unending flood of reality TV

shows. It’s a cautionary story of what happens when people start to lose touch with their humanity. Lenny Kravitz, who plays Cinna in the film, says what makes the books and movie so interesting is that while they are set in the future, so many of the issues are current: reality television, violence, the 99 percent versus the 1 percent. The violent nature of the story has been a concern since the first part of the trilogy published in September 2008. Critics were concerned the story of children forced to fight to the death for the entertainment of others was too brutal for young readers. Jennifer Lawrence, the 21-year-old actress who plays Katniss in the movie, says the violence is exactly why young people should read the books and see the movie. “I never read it as an action (book) or a thriller but as a drama and one that was incredibly important for our generation. I think it is a powerful message, an important story and one that I’m proud to back. I love these books. They really got to me. I thought they were so important for young women, for adults, for men, for our generation,” Lawrence says.

The Rev. Jeff Barclay, lead pastor, Christ Community Church, 1100 Kasold Drive: Of course it is. I think of the oft-quoted statement of Abraham Lincoln, “Let us not pray that God is on our side in a war or any other time, but let us pray that we are on God’s side.” God has purposes much higher than winning or losing — such as revealing himself to mankind. Win or lose, there are life lessons to be learned! I’ve been a coach, and I pray with my teams. But I pray for things like an injury-free contest and that both teams would compete to the max of their abilities. Once after praying, a high school cross-country runner came up to me and said, “Coach, when you pray it sounds like you know Jesus. I mean, like he’s your friend or something.” So I told him how Jesus could be his friend too. That is why I pray. Back in the day I was a college runner. After be-

coming a Christian I had developed a prerace ritual. I would do the jog-strut that most runners do Barclay at the starting line just before a race, flip the silver cross that I wore behind my neck (under my Samson-like locks) and say a quick prayer. One time I went to do this little ritual and realized that my cross necklace was still in the locker room. I panicked; “I can’t run without my necklace.” That was when I realized I had relegated my cross necklace to an idolgood luck charm. I haven’t worn a cross since that day, but I still pray. And in the end, let’s face it: Some teams don’t have a prayer during March Madness — unless they are Bradley, Bucknell or Virginia Commonwealth ... — Send email to Jeff Barclay at

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Selfish prayers go unanswered, but talk to God anyway The Rev. Mitch Todd, associate pastor, First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt.: Wrong? Of course not! Go KU! Ahem. Seriously, though, it’s not wrong to pray for your team. Pray your guts out. Pray for your team to win the Big Dance. Pray for certain other teams to fail. Pray for 100-point games and last-minute thrills. Just don’t expect any of that to accomplish much of anything. Here’s the thing about prayer: How could there possibly be a kind of prayer that is “unacceptable”? Prayer is the conscious turning of your soul toward God. It’s an attempt at communication with God, which is something God longs for us to do. God wants to hear every prayer in your heart — the “deep” ones and the “frivolous” ones. It may sounds sacrilegious, but even angrily turning toward the heavens and shouting in anger at God could be considered a prayer. At the very least, you’re communicating. Just not particularly effectively.

Selfish prayers go unanswered because they come from a limited perspective. The Todd best kinds of prayers involve being part of God’s Big Picture: Listening to God. Thanking God. Saying things like “thy will be done” rather than what may be our own short-sighted longings. The best kinds of prayers are the ones that take part in compassion, in the unfolding of God’s love on the Earth. These are the kinds of prayers that get the best answers, a little bit here and there, all around us, all the time. So go for it. Get on your knees and give it your best shot. If the best you can muster this week is a prayer for a little ball to go in a little hoop, so be it. God will be glad that at least you called but would probably prefer a follow-up when you’re not quite so distracted. — Send email to Mitch Todd at mitch@


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MASTER GARDENER MARGARETE JOHNSON talks to young attendees about butterfly habitats at a previous Spring Garden Fair. The photo was taken by Master Gardener Jim Blom. This year’s event is Saturday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

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his coming Saturday is the day to get all of your burning gardening questions answered by attending the Douglas County Master Gardeners’ Spring Garden Fair. The fair is a come-and-go event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Building 21 on the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper St. Admission is free. Are your gardening questions less burning and more about where to start? The Spring Garden Fair can help with that, too. As Master Gardener Jim Harmon says, “This is an excellent educational opportunity for anyone who wants to learn about gardening.” Harmon is one of the lead organizers of the event, with Master Gardeners Jane Cram and Lisa Larsen. The fair features educational displays and experts on trees, lawns, edible plants, mulch and compost, birds and butterflies, water management, insects, garden tools and native plants. K-State Research and ExtensionDouglas County’s Agriculture and Horticulture Agents will also be around to answer questions, along with Douglas County 4-H’ers and the Douglas County 4-H Foundation. “It’s a one-stop-shop for ‘how-to’ gardening information,” notes Cram. The Master Gardeners are putting on the Spring Garden Fair to help fulfill their mission


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Jennifer Smith

of education. They want to help you become better gardeners and/or get started gardening. They enjoy sharing their passion for plants with others. Cram adds that her neighbor sometimes stops by to ask garden-related questions, and other Master Gardeners have reported similar experiences. But what if there are not any Master Gardeners in your neighborhood? You can still call on them. “This is a great opportunity to talk one-on-one with Master Gardeners,” says Larsen, “and bring in those specific questions.” Although the focus is education, organizers have worked hard to add in some fun for the day, too. A “kids’ korner” offers a chance for youths to catch the gardening bug, and Cram is bringing a worm bin for a close-up look at composting. Garden-related crafts created by Master Gardeners will be for sale,

MASTER GARDENER ELAINE FELLENSTEIN demonstrated the proper way to sharpen pruners at a previous fair. The Douglas County Master Gardeners’ Spring Garden Fair features a variety of educational activities for gardeners of all ages. with all proceeds to benefit other Master Gardener educational programs. Potted flowering bulbs (think tulips and daffodils) will be for sale and will also benefit the organization’s other activities. Last but not least are the door prizes donated by Master Gardeners and about 40 generous local businesses that will be given away throughout the day. Door prizes include a hand-crafted arbor and potting bench, a beautifully painted rain barrel, a garden fountain, a large ceramic planter, birdhouses and feeders, mulch, miscellaneous

garden tools and supplies, and gift certificates/coupons to local garden-related businesses. Concessions will also be available. To become a Master Gardener, an individual must complete a basic training course (78 hours in Douglas County) and volunteer 40 hours in approved community activities. All Master Gardener community activities provide public education related to gardening in some way. To keep their hard-earned title, Master Gardeners must continue to volunteer a minimum of 20 hours per year in the

Other upcoming workshops sponsored by K-State Research and Extension – Douglas County and the Douglas County Extension Master Gardeners: April 7: Build a Rain Barrel, 10 a.m.-noon, co-sponsored by the Douglas County Conservation District and Sunflower State Professionals (local chapter of Engineers Without Borders), $35 registration to build a barrel or free to watch, space is limited, pre-registration required, 843-7058. April 14: Gardening 101, 9 a.m.noon, $10 registration, space is limited, pre-registration required, 843-7058 ($15 registration to take both Gardening 101 and 102). Aug. 18: Waterfalls, Bogs, and Frogs, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., free, no preregistration required. Aug. 25: Gardening 102, 9 a.m.noon, $10 registration, space is limited, pre-registration required, 843-7058 ($15 registration to take both Gardening 101 and 102). Oct. 20: Lilies, 10 a.m.- 11 a.m., free, no pre-registration required All workshops are held at 2110 Harper St. community and attend at least 10 hours of advanced horticultural education. There are about 150 active Master Gardeners in Douglas County. — 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: Names can have many interpretations By Terry Kovel

Seeking information about antiques and collectibles sometimes can be difficult because so many terms have more than one meaning. A “davenport” in England is a type of small desk. In the United States, it is a sofa. An ad may offer a “Duncan Phyfe” table. A man named Duncan Phyfe was a 19th-century New York cabinetmaker. The table offered in the ad may have been made by Mr. Phyfe, it may have been made in his style during the years he worked or it may be a recent piece in the Duncan Phyfe style. A store may advertise a “Tiffany lamp,” meaning a lamp with a distinctive type of glass shade, but

ROOKWOOD IS THE NAME of this Regina music box model. The name has nothing to do with the famous Rookwood Pottery. The music-box sold for $17,037 at Cowan’s Auctions in Cincinnati. to a collector it means a lamp made by and marked by Louis Comfort Tiffany at the turn of the 20th century. “Jade” can be one of

two minerals: nephrite or jadeite. Jadeite usually is considered the more valuable stone. And to make it even more confusing, you must look carefully at how the word is spelled. “Jadite” is a green glass made by Jeannette Glass Co., and “Jade-ite” is a shade of green glass made by Anchor Hocking Glass Corp. A music box sold in October at Cowan’s Auctions in Cincinnati was a Regina “Rookwood” model that brought $17,037. It’s a wooden table-shaped music-box case with a painted design on the front. It has nothing to do with the famous Rookwood Pottery. The name was just a marketing idea. So be careful if you’re searching for some antique terms

online. You may come up with a stylized picture of with unexpected results. Pontefract Castle. Dunhills was established in 1760 by Q: I have an old tin that George Dunhill, a chemist, says “Dunhills Original who added sugar, molasses Pontefract Cakes, Estab. and flour to licorice extract 1760” on the top. Can to make licorice candy. you give me any informa- Pontefract cakes were also tion about the company stamped with a picture of and the age and value of Pontefract Castle. Several this tin? companies in Pontefract A: Pontefract cakes, began making the candy, which are sometimes called which was sometimes Pomfret cakes, are small called “Yorkshire Penlicorice candies. Licorice nies.” Haribo, a German has been used for medici- company, bought majority nal purposes for more than interest in Dunhills in 1972 3,000 years. Cluniac monks and the remaining shares brought licorice plants to in 1994. It still operates the Pontefract, England, from factory in Pontefract. Your Spain during the Middle tin was probably made in Ages. In 1614 Sir George the 1930s. It could be worth Saville sold licorice “cakes” $50 to $75. or lozenges as cures for stomach ailments. The Q: We own an antique lozenges were stamped grandfather clock with a

plain walnut and walnut veneer case. The works and face are brass, and the face is engraved “Foden Leek.” Can you give us any information? A: It’s possible your clock was made in or near Leek, Staffordshire, England, sometime in the late 1700s. A clockmaker named Thomas Foden worked in Congleton, East Cheshire, England, about 10 miles from Leek, from 1753 to 1785. We found other clocks marked “Foden Leek” that have sold online. In any case, you own a nice family heirloom you should keep in working order. If it is an 18thcentury clock that works and is in excellent condition, it’s worth a few thousand dollars.

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Washburn University

invites applications for: Lecturer of Intensive English International Programs Begins Fall 2012, pending final approval of funding Qualifications include required Master’s degree in TESL or closely related field. For complete details, see: admin/vpaa/academic positions.html Washburn University is an EOE

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Lab tech needed to test asphalt for highway projects. Must have or be able to pass KDOT QC/QA certification training. Experience in aggregates testing required. Good pay and benefits. Call Brad at 785-597-5111. EOE

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

Contracts Officer

Research and Graduate Studies Officer needed in Research and Graduate Studies for negotiating award terms and conditions of sponsored agreements prior to acceptance by the university. Requires bachelor’s degree and 5 years of experience OR a JD and 2 years of experience; 1 year of contracts experience. Application review begins 04/02/12. For detailed job description and to apply go to and search position #00004535. EO/AA

Cromwell Solar hiring full time outside salesperson. Commission, salary, and benefits. Solar interest, computer skills and proven sales success required. Send resume with cover letter to: Admin@PowerTomorrow. com

• Cook Crimson Café Mon. - Fri. 5:30 AM - 2 PM $9.51 - $10.65/hr. • Chef de Cusine Production Mon. - Fri. Some weekends $28,210 - $33,566 Full time employees also receive 1 FREE Meal ($7.50) per day Full job description available online at: Applications available in the Human Resources Office 3rd Floor, Kansas Union 1301 Jayhawk Boulevard EOE Lawrence, KS

Home Care Coordinator

We are looking to expand out team with a reliable & dedicated full time care coordinator. We are seeking a self motivated CNA, that has hands on exp. & office skills. Job responsibilities include: on call, staffing/scheduling, providing care to clients, and traveling to all service areas, multitasking is a must have. To apply call our applicant line at 785-856-0937

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: Applications accepted thru April 1, 2012. Pre - employment drug testing is required on conditional offer of employment. Riley County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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: 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 and search for position 00206991. Application deadline is 3/20/2012. EO/AA employer.

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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 for application information. EOE

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Applied English Center, University of Kansas. Required qualifications: one year experience with Microsoft Office Suite, experience with the operation and maintenance of digital audio/visual recording and playback equipment, excellent written communication skills as evidenced by application materials, two years of college (or post - secondary) education. Review begins March 28 For more details and to apply, go to: Search for position 00209017 EO/AA employer

Vintage Steinway Grands

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

Environmental company seeks full-time salaried employee for remediation work. Labor, construction, supervision skills required; environmental experience a plus. Extensive travel, but home every 2 weeks. 30k plus travel advances. Cover/Resume/Refs. to


FOUND “Paula’s” Ipod Nano, case, buds & wrist watch on road, Lone Star area on 3/5/12. Call to identify 785-766-0551 FOUND key ring with a lot of keys, on Clinton Spillway. Call to identify. 785-979-7901 FOUND tire & wheel. by Lone Star. Call to identify. 785-979-7901

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Small Business Development Center (WUKSBDC) Director The WUKSBDC is a part of the KSBDC network and serves nine counties in northeast Kansas. With offices located in Topeka, Manhattan, and Wetmore, the WUKSBDC provides entrepreneurs and small business owners with knowledge, tools and resources to enhance their success. Funding for the WUKSBDC is provided by U.S. Small Business Administration, Washburn University, Kansas Department of Commerce, and from several private and public partnerships in the nine county service areas. Director reports to the Dean, Washburn School of Business, and administers the grant for University per requirements of granting agency with program oversight provided by the State Director, Kansas Small Business Development Center. For additional responsibilities, qualifications, application procedures, and contact person see: admin/vpaa/academic positions.html Washburn University is an EOE

Tonganoxie Nursing Center

Is now accepting applications for the following position: New/Recent Grads Accepted!! C.N.A. All Shifts We offer competitive Salary, Benefits, & Tailored Orientations. Apply in person at: 1010 East St. #940, Tonganoxie TX 66086 Or send resumes to: Acook@cypresshealthgroup. com

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Found Item Program Director for Early Childhood Center - One of a Kind, a Lawrence child care center, seeks a KDHEqualified Program Director. Applicants should have childcare & management experience. Send cover letter, resume, copy of KDHE certificate for up to 100 kids, and 3 references to:

in Customer Service Must be able to work various hours, including Saturday. Competitive pay and benefits; including paid holidays, vacation, and 401K plans. Apply to: SCOTCH FABRIC CARE SERVICES 611 Florida Lawrence, KS 66044

Lost Pet/Animal LOST Cat $100 REWARD for his safe return. Groucho is an 8 month old male cat. He is neutered and Micro-Chipped. He has a half black mustache marking. We love him and miss him very much. He has been missing since mid-January. Please help us bring him home. Call Marlene 785-331-7769

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

50+ pieces Antique Furniture; 100s of pieces of Glassware; Collectibles; Modern Furniture and Household; 8 x 26 Storage Container Auction Note: Charles & Lila were avid Auction attendees many unlisted items and we will run two rings most of the day!!




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 for application information. EOE

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: Applications accepted thru April 1, 2012. Pre - employment drug testing is required on conditional offer of employment. Riley County is an Equal Opportunity 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

National Scholarship and Fellowship Coordinator Responsible for early identification, development and nominations of candidates for national scholarships and fellowships, and involvement in all aspects of recruitment and admission of new students to the program. Requires a master’s degree and 2 years administrative or teaching experience at the college level. For complete position description go to: and search for position #00066952. Review begins 4/13/2012 EO/AA employer

Contracts Officer

Research and Graduate Studies Officer needed in Research and Graduate Studies for negotiating award terms and conditions of sponsored agreements prior to acceptance by the university. Requires bachelor’s degree and 5 years of experience OR a JD and 2 years of experience; 1 year of contracts experience. Application review begins 04/02/12. For detailed job description and to apply go to and search position #00004535. EO/AA $500 SIGN ON BONUS Now Hiring Full & Part time energetic stylist to join out professional team. Vacation pay after 6 mo. Holiday pay. Closed Sundays, no chemicals. close by 8pm. during week. Apply in person at 2500 Iowa, Lawrence or Please call Jinna 660-422-8200 or Angela or Elena 785-841-6640 or Charlie 940-627-7551

Cascade provides PRN & Travel/ Contract staff to 157 hospitals & nursing homes in KS & MO! RN’s, want to clear about $425 for 12 hour shifts in Topeka or KC at LTAC hospitals? Ask us how! Book shifts a few times monthly OR every day-the choice is YOURS!





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Sat., Mar. 24 - 10AM 1509 N 1100 Road Lawrence, KS Tractors, Truck, Combine, Farm Machinery, Golf Cart, Mowers, Antiques EQ & Lots of Tools.

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

Estate Sales TAGGED ESTATE SALE 4541 Broadmoor Dr. Lawrence, KS 66047 Estate of Gene & Barbara Burnett Fri., Mar. 23, 1-5PM Sat., Mar. 24, 8am - 4pm Lovely appointments from one of Lawrences’ self made businessmen. Crystal, China, end tables, floor and table lamps, brass & wood candlesticks, Chinese collectibles, European nutcrackers, Santa dolls, linens, lift chair, furniture, antique plates, TV’s, kitchen ware, antique Russian Samavor, framed artwork, needlepoint, pewter pieces, decorative plates, Hummels, and much misc.

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Small Business Development Center (WUKSBDC) Director The WUKSBDC is a part of the KSBDC network and serves nine counties in northeast Kansas. With offices located in Topeka, Manhattan, and Wetmore, the WUKSBDC provides entrepreneurs and small business owners with knowledge, tools and resources to enhance their success. Funding for the WUKSBDC is provided by U.S. Small Business Administration, Washburn University, Kansas Department of Commerce, and from several private and public partnerships in the nine county service areas. Director reports to the Dean, Washburn School of Business, and administers the grant for University per requirements of granting agency with program oversight provided by the State Director, Kansas Small Business Development Center. For additional responsibilities, qualifications, application procedures, and contact person see: admin/vpaa/academic positions.html Washburn University is an EOE

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS IS SEEKING A PROGRAMMER II/SR. PROGRAMMER. SALARY: $52-62K. The Senior Programmer in System Design & Development is expected to work within a standardsbased collaborative team environment to contribute code, provide technical support and development expertise to various development projects and applications. Required Qualifications: 1. 2 - 4 years experience with PeopleTools 8.4.9 or higher / PeopleCode 2. 1 - 2 years experience with • Web-based Application Development • The application of object-oriented programming techniques • Development and maintenance of a database focused application • RDBMS (prefer Oracle mySQL and/or mySQL) • UNIX flavor operating system (Prefer Linux) • SQR • SQL For a complete list of requirements and to apply, visit and search for position number 00000051. For first consideration, submit an online application by March 28th. Applications will be accepted until 4/16/2012




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 785-841-4500

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DETAILER, Part-time detailer needed 24-35 hrs. per week including Saturdays. We will work with your class schedule. Must be at least 18 years old to apply. You need a clean driving record and must pass a drug screen. Apply in person: CROWN TOYOTA, 3430 S. Iowa, Lawrence House Cleaner, Mon-Fri. 18-25 hrs. w / housecleaning service. Dependable, honest, self motivated, eye for detail. Start at $9/hr. 785-748-9815 (local) Laborer needed for busy construction/property management office. Good driving record and current drivers license is required. Please apply at 5030 Bob Billings Parkway, Suite A. Need Flexible Schedule? • Appointment setters needed • Must be able to work 3-7 days/wk. • Paid training Weely paychecks $350-600+wkly, • Must be able to start this week • Pick own schedule!! For interview call 785-856-0355

Health Care

******************* Community Living Opportunities is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping adults and children with severe developmental disabilities achieve personally satisfying and fulfilling lifestyles. Now hiring for:

Direct Support Professionals

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Qualifications include: Must be at least 21 years of age; Minimum of high school diploma or GED; Operation of motor vehicle; Current and valid driver’s license; Experience working with persons who have disabilities a plus. To learn more about these exciting opportunities OR to learn more about CLO services and other job opportunities, please visit our website: OR call 785-865-5520 EOE

Program Director for Early Childhood Center - One of Need Live In Helper/ Rooma Kind, a Lawrence child mate for elderly woman care center, seeks a KDHE- Free room & board. Rural qualified Program Director. setting. Call 785- 842-4494 Applicants should have Disabled Lady needs a non childcare & management -smoker caregiver, mediPay Raise experience. Send cover letcal bkd. preferred. can livter, resume, copy of KDHE Every Payday!!! in or not. 20 mi. E. of Lawcertificate for up to 100 rence 913-856-4444 kids, and 3 references to: Now Hiring Full Time & Part Time Team Members!!! DriversAbove Average starting Transportation Pay - $8.90/hr.

Home Care Coordinator

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Education & Training

We are looking to expand out team with a reliable & dedicated full time care coordinator. We are seeking a self motivated CNA, that has hands on exp. & office skills. Job responsibilities include: on call, staffing/scheduling, providing care to clients, and traveling to all service areas, multitasking is a must have. To apply call our applicant line at 785-856-0937

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Program Assistant

Applied English Center, University of Kansas. Required qualifications: one year experience with Microsoft Office Suite, experience with the operation and maintenance of digital audio/visual recording and playback equipment, excellent written communication skills as evidenced by application materials, two years of college (or post - secondary) education. Review begins March 28 For more details and to apply, go to: Search for position 00209017 EO/AA employer

General 10 HARD WORKERS NEEDED NOW! Immediate Full Time Openings! 40 Hours a Week Guaranteed! Weekly Pay! 785-841-0755

Environmental company seeks full-time salaried employee for remediation work. Labor, construction, supervision skills required; environmental experience a plus. Extensive travel, but home every 2 weeks. 30k plus travel advances. Cover/Resume/Refs. to

Trinity In-Home Care is seeking dependable male & female staff. Day, evening, & weekend availability needed. Comfort with personal care and transfers preferred. Starting pay between $8-9/hr. Complete applications in person at Trinity In-Home Care, 2201 W.25th St. Suite Q. (Behind Office Depot). E-mail Scott Criqui at with questions Warehouse and Delivery heavy lifting is required. $12 per hour. To apply call 785-331-2031 after 10:30AM

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Health Care

CUSTODIAL GROUP LEADER Tues thru Sat 11 PM - 7:30 AM $11.25 - $12.58 Job description at: Applications available: Human Resources Office 3rd Floor, Kansas Union 1301 Jayhawk Boulevard EOE Lawrence, KS

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Baldwin Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center Immediate openings for CNAs Full time & Part time days, weekends & evenings. Please call Chelsea 785-594-6492

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 and search for position 00206991. Application deadline is 3/20/2012. EO/AA employer.

Tonganoxie Nursing Center

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C.N.A. All Shifts

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We offer competitive Salary, Benefits, & Tailored Orientations. Apply in person at: 1010 East St. #940, Tonganoxie TX 66086 Or send resumes to: Acook@cypresshealthgroup.c om

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS IS SEEKING A PROGRAMMER III/SR. PROGRAMMER ARCHITECT. SALARY: $65-75K. The Senior Programmer/Architect in the IT System Development Group is expected to work within a standards-based collaborative team environment to contribute code, provide technical support and development expertise to various development projects and applications. Required Qualifications: 1. 5 or more years experience with PeopleTools / PeopleCode with current experience with PeopleTools 8.4 or higher. 2. 2 years experience with Web Services development or PeopleSoft Integration Broker or PeopleSoft Component interface. 3. 4 or more years experience with: • The application of object-oriented programming techniques • Development using object-oriented languages • Development and maintenance of a database focused application • RDBMS (prefer Oracle and/or mySQL) • SQL • SQR 4. 2 years experience leading other programmers through the software development lifecycle in the past 3 years. For a complete list of requirements and to apply, visit and search for position number 00208041. For first consideration, submit an online application by March 28th. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


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: FAX: 785-233-4669 PHONE: 785-295-0929


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Manufacturing & Assembly


FOOD SERVICE • Senior Production Supervisor Ekdahl Dining Sun. - Wed. 10:30 AM - 9 PM $12.18 - $13.63/hr. • Cook Crimson Café Mon. - Fri. 5:30 AM - 2 PM $9.51 - $10.65/hr. • Chef de Cusine Production Mon. - Fri. Some weekends $28,210 - $33,566 Full time employees also receive 1 FREE Meal ($7.50) per day Full job description available online at: Applications available in the Human Resources Office 3rd Floor, Kansas Union 1301 Jayhawk Boulevard EOE Lawrence, KS

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

Send resumé and letter of interest to: TCS

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

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

Social Services Prevention/Diversion Case Manager Position available in The Shelter, Inc.’s Prevention and Diversion program. Case Manager will work with at-risk youth & their families on factor’s that are causing youth to miss school. Case Manager will also supervise first time juvenile offenders on Conditions of Release & Pre-Filing Diversion. Requires Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or related fields, experience working with youth and families, must be at least 21 years of age, have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, proof of insurance, and be able to pass background checks. Preferred experience working as a Case Manager, the court system, schools, prevention and diversion services. Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits available. If interested, apply with cover letter and resume to: Ms. Meghan Bardwell, The Shelter, Inc., P.O. Box 647, Lawrence, KS 66044. Inquiries to (785) 843-2085 or EOE

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Cedarwood Apts 2411 Cedarwood Ave. Beautiful & Spacious

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


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


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785.843.4040 Offering Leases through the end of May 2012


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

The Lawrence Paper Company, a leading corrugated box manufacturer for over 125 years, is seeking a dynamic detail oriented, self-motivated and experienced Inventory Control Specialist. Duties include: Receiving and disbursing inventory, cycle counting, stocking, strong organizational skills, strong housekeeping skills, heavy lifting, providing first aid, answering service window and other miscellaneous duties. Qualifications include: Good people skills, willingness to work with others, strong customer service attitude (retail experience can be helpful), computer literate, basic math skills, mechanical aptitude (knowledge of machine parts and terminology), and general knowledge of warehouse practices and procedures. We offer a competitive salary plus a full benefit package including health, dental, short and long term disability, life insurance, 401(K), holiday and vacation pay, weekly direct deposit payroll, onsite fitness center, clinic and credit union, 10 paid holidays and vacation pay. Apply in person at: The Lawrence Paper Company Personnel Office 2901 Lakeview Road Lawrence, KS from 7am - 3pm, Mon. - Fri. You can also email your resume to: Our phone number is 785-843-8111 ext. 584 EOE

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

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


Cromwell Solar hiring full time outside salesperson. Commission, salary, and benefits. Solar interest, computer skills and proven sales success required. Send resume with cover letter to: Admin@PowerTomorrow.c om


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


Lab tech needed to test asphalt for highway projects. Must have or be able to pass KDOT QC/QA certification training. Experience in aggregates testing required. Good pay and benefits. Call Brad at 785-597-5111. EOE


Academic Position Washburn University

invites applications for: Lecturer of Intensive English International Programs Begins Fall 2012, pending final approval of funding Qualifications include required Master’s degree in TESL or closely related field. For complete details, see: admin/vpaa/academic positions.html Washburn University is an 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

Place your Garage Sale Ad Today! Go to: place/classifieds/ Click on “place an ad” under the blue garage sale box and follow the step by step process!

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


Rent Includes All Utilities. Plus Cable, Internet, Fitness & Pool. Garages Available Elevators to all floors


Reserve YOURS for Spring/Fall

Fall & Immediate Avail.

2001 W. 6th. 785-841-8468


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


Available Spring 2012

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

Crossgate Casita’s

New 1BR - $540/mo. Open Mon.-Sat. Noon-4pm, 2451 Crossgate Dr. 785-760-7899 1BR — 740 Massachusetts, above Wa Restaurant, big windows, 1 bath, CA. $750/ mo. No pets. 785-841-5797


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

3BR, FP, appls. Pets ok. $794 /mo. (Move in NOW, pay $640/mo. 4 mos.) FREE W/D. NO DEPOSIT. 785-766-3593 2BR, in a 4-plex. New carpet, vinyl, cabinets, countertop. W/D is included. $575/mo. 785-865-2505

AVAIL. Now 3BR, 2 bath, major appls., FP, 2 car. 785-865-2505

3BR Townhomes Avail.

1BR, 1.5 bath 2BR, 2.5 baths


Call Today 785-856-8900

Canyon Court Apts

LEASING FOR FALL! Luxury 1, 2 & 3 BR 700 Comet Ln. 785-832-8805

Adam Ave. 2 bath, 2 car, 1,700 sq. ft., some with fenced yards, $995/mo. Pets okay with paid pet deposit. 785-841-4785

NEW TOWNHOMES AT IRONWOOD * 4BR, 2LR, 2-Car Garage * Kitchen Appls., W/D * Daylight/Walkout Bsmt. * Granite Countertops Showings By Appointment


Call 785-842-1524

Apartments, Houses & Duplexes. 785-842-7644


CALL FOR SPECIALS! Great Locations! Great Prices! 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms


785-838-3377, 785-841-3339

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Also, Check out our Luxury Apartments & Town Homes!

• 3 Bedroom, 2 bath • 2 car garage w/opener • W/D hookups • Maintenance free 785-832-0555, 785-766-2722

Saddlebrook & Overland Pointe


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Call for Details

625 Folks Rd • 785-832-8200

1 - 4 BRs

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


1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms FALL DEPOSIT SPECIALS! W/D, Pool, Small Pet OK! 785-842-3280

2BR — 1017 Illinois. 2 story, 1 bath, CA, DW. $500/mo. No pets. Call 785-841-5797 2BR — 1305 Kentucky, in 4-plex. CA, DW. No pets. $450/mo. Call 785-841-5797 2BR - 2412 Alabama, 2nd floor in 4-plex. 1 bath, CA, DW, washer/dryer, no pets. $470/mo. Call 785-841-5797 2BR — 725 W. 25th, In 4plex, CA, W/D hookup, offst. parking. $410-$420/mo. No pets. Call 785-841-5797

Now Leasing for 2012!

Studio, 1, 2 & 3 BRs

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

Bob Billings & Crestline


Rentals Avail. Now!

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

PERFECT for Serious Students and/or GREAT for Families.


4641 W. 6th, Lawrence behind Blockbuster



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

2BR — 934 Illinois, In 4-plex, 1st floor, DW. $490/month. No pets. Call 785-841-5797 Studios & 1BRs for Aug. 1. 1/2 block to KU. $400-$525. GAS/ Available Now WATER PAID. 785-842-7644 Parkway Terrace Apts. 2BRs, $500/mo. $300 deposit 785-841-1155 2BR — 2400 Alabama, 2nd floor, 1 bath, AC, DW, laundry on-site. $490/mo. No Leasing for Fall 2012 pets. Call 785-841-5797 Parkway Properties



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


Call NOW 785-842-1322

Studios — 2400 Alabama, all elect., plenty of parking, AC, laundry. $390, water/cable paid. No pets. 785-841-5797 Sunrise Terrace — 10th & Arkansas, so close to KU! 2BR w/study or 3rd BR, 2 full bath, CA, DW, laundry, some with W/D, lots of parking. $550 - $750/mo. No pets. 785-841-5797

Duplexes Apartments, Houses & Duplexes. 785-842-7644

Townhomes Sunrise Place Sunrise Village

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

Call 785-841-8400

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)

Houses 1st Class, Pet Friendly Houses & Apts. 785-842-1069 2BR, W. Lawrence, 2,000 sq. ft. FP, 2 bath, FR, 2 car, very nice home. $950/mo. No pets. Call 785-979-7474


2 & 3 Bedroom Houses

Now leasing for Fall 2012! Pet under 60lbs OK! 785-842-3280 3BR, 1 bath, 1 car garage w/ opener, range, refrig., W/D hookups. $795/mo. Deposit & Refs. Call 785-749-3840 3BR, 2 bath, 2 car, fenced. Prairie Park School, K-10 access. 2712 Kensington. $1100/mo. 785-843-3993 3BR — 1130 Highland,for Aug. 1 bath, 1 story, CA, W/D hookup, DW, garage. $900. No pets. 785-841-5797 3BR — 2109 Mitchell,for Aug. 1 story, 1 bath, 1 car, CA, DW, No pets. W/D hookups, $775/mo. 785-841-5797

1628 W. 19th Terrace

Avail. NOW. 4BR + study, 2 car garage, fenced yard. finished bsmt. $1,600/mo.


Brand New

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


Apartments, Houses & Duplexes. 785-842-7644

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


2BR, 1 bath house, kitchen appls., W/D hookup. 731 Maple, Eudora. $475/mo. Avail. now. 785-766-8341

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

Office Space Office Space Available

at 5040 Bob Billings Pkwy.


Retail & Commercial Space 2859 Four Wheel Drive

Spring Into Action

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


Call 785-838-9559


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

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Apartments, Houses & Duplexes. 785-842-7644

INVENTORY CONTROL CLERK Responsible for Cycle Counting of Products in Warehouse and Filling Customer Orders. Fork Lift experience required! We offer excellent benefits such as health, dental and life insurance as well as 401(K)! Please apply in person at: Standard Beverage Corporation 2300 Lakeview Rd. Lawrence, KS No phone calls please. Equal Opportunity Employer


Tuckaway at Frontier 542 Frontier, Lawrence

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

Standard Beverage is currently hiring! We are looking for:

Ask about 2-person Special!

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

Inventory Control Specialist

Regents Court

Furnished 3 & 4BRs Washer/dryer included 19th & Mass., on bus route


Campus Location


Gage Management 785-842-7644 3-4BR, 1028 Ohio. Lovely home great for family, near KU/downtown. Low utils. 3BR, 1.5 bath, N. Michigan St. Has study, appls., parking. (Woodcreek). Hardwood $1,305/mo. 785-979-6830 floors, deck, bsmt. $725. 785-841-5454, 785-760-1874

Applecroft Apts.

1 & 2 Bedrooms


3BR 932 Rhode Island, for Aug, 1st floor, 1 bath, has W/D, CA, $560, no pets, 785-841-5797


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


3BR, 2414 Lancaster, for Aug. 2 story, 2 bath, 2 car, CA, W/D hookups, DW, FP, deck, fenced yard, 1 pet ok, $840, 785-841-5797

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

Chase Court Apts. EOE

SUNDAY, MARCH 1., 2012 3D Townhomes

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

Studio/office, Wi-Fi avail., private bathroom, 697 sq.ft. 785-842-5227 for more info


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

3BR, 2121 Inverness, for Aug. 2 story, 2.5 bath, CA, DW, W/D hookup, 2 car, 1 2 Bedrooms $550-$800/mo. pet. $940/mo. 785-841-5797 785-832-8728 / 785-331-5360 3BR — 1004 Alma, for Aug. 2 story, 2 bath, 2 car, FP, DW, Four Wheel Drive CA, W/D hookup, 1 pet. Townhomes $825/mo. 785-841-5797 2859 Four Wheel Drive CAMPUS LOCATIONS! Amazing 2BR, tranquil inti1, 2, 3 BRs mate setting, free standBriarstone Apts. ing townhome w/ court1010 Emery * 785-749-7744 yard, cathedral ceilings, skylights, & W/D. Most residents professionals. PARKWAY COMMONS Pets ok. Water & trash pd. SPECIAL!!! $685/mo. 785-842-5227 3BR, 2 Bath - Just $795 For Immediate Move In! 785-842-3280 HAWTHORN TOWNHOMES 2 & 3 Bedroom Townhomes Now leasing for Fall 2012! 3BR — 2327 Yale, 2 story, 2 Pet under 60lbs OK! bath, CA, DW, FP, 2 car age, no pets. $900/mo. Call 785-842-3280 785-841-5797

Area Open Houses Lawrence Open House Sat., Mar. 17, Noon - 2PM

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NOW $240,000 • SPACIOUS 5 bedroom • LARGE 3 bathroom • 2 car garage • Quail Run, SWJH, FSHS • Finished Basement • Fireplace • Patio • 12’ ceilings in LR American Dream Realty Berniece Garber 785-979-4713

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Catering Oakley Creek Catering - Full Service Caterer Specializing in smoked meats & barbeque

- Corporate Events, Private Parties, Weddings-

On-Site Cooking Available Family Owned & Operated


Dale and Ron’s Auto Service

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


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Cell Phone Service & Repair



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For All Your Battery Needs

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Flooring Installation

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Auto-Home- BusinessLife- Health Dennis J. Donnelly Insurance Inc. 913-268-5000 11211 Johnson Dr.

Artisan Floor Company

Hardwood Floor Installation, Refinishing and Repair Locally Owned, Insured, Free Estimates 785-691-6117

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

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

Heating & Cooling

1-888-326-2799 Toll Free

Free Estimates on replacement equipment! Ask us about Energy Star equipment & how to save on your utility bills.

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Garage Doors

Fast Quality Service

Commercial &Residential 24 hour Service

For all your Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing needs

Serving the Douglas & Franklin county areas



Electric & Industrial Supply Pump & Well Drilling Service

target NE Kansas via 9 community newspaper sites.

Motors - Pumps Complete Water Systems 602 E 9th St | 785-843-4522

Full service preschool & licensed childcare center for children ages 1-12. Open year-round, Monday- Friday, from 7 am to 6 pm


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Hite Collision Repair

K’s Tire

Hilltop Child Development Center, 1605 Irving Hill Road Lawrence, Kansas 785-864-4940 Serving Lawrence since 1972.


Get Lynn on the line! 785-843-LYNN lynncommunications

Employment Services

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

Tires, Alignment, Brakes, A/C, Suspension Repair Financing Available 785-841-6050 1828 Mass. St performancetire

Westside 66 & Car Wash

Bird Janitorial & Hawk Wash Window Cleaning. • House Cleaning • Chandeliers • Post Construction • Gutters • Power Washing • Prof Window Cleaning • Sustainable Options Find Coupons & more info: birdjanitorial Free Est. 785-749-0244

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Kansas Carpet Care, Inc.

Eco-Friendly Cleaning


Five yrs. exp. References, Bonded & Insured Res., Com., Moveouts 785-840-5467


Give your sweetie the gift of cleaning. Family owned and operated since 1992

Thicker line? Bolder heading? Color background or Logo? Ask how to get these features in your ad TODAY!!

We provide door-to-door transportation as well as many additional services to residents of Douglas County living with disabilities. Call to schedule a ride: 843-5576 or 888-824-7277 Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 3:30 pm We ask for $2.00 each way.

Funded in part by KDOT Public Transit Program

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

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

Lawn, Garden & Nursery Golden Rule Lawncare Complete Lawncare Service Eugene Yoder Call for Free Est. Insured. 785-224-9436 Green Grass Lawn Care Mowing, Yard Clean-up, Tree Trimming, Snow Removal. Insured all jobs considered 785-312-0813/785-893-1509 JC PRO-MOWERS 785-248-4178 (TEXT TOO) RESEEDING $150 S/H MULCH, MOW & MORE AERATION & FERTILIZE $60. (Seniors Discount) MLS - Mowing or 1 Time w/out Contracts Res/Com. Spring Cleanup, Reseeding, Fertilizer, Mulch-Stone, etc. 785-766-2821 Sr. discount

Sue Bee’s Cleaning 785-841-2268

Housecleaner Clockwork! Honest & Dependable Mow~Trim~Sweep~Hedges Steve 785-393-9152 Lawrence Only

No Job Too Big or Small


Int. & Ext. Remodeling All Home Repairs Mark Koontz

Water, Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration • Odor Removal • Carpet Cleaning • Air Duct Cleaning •

Interior/Exterior Painting

One Company Is All You Need and One Phone Call Is All You Need To Make (785) 842-0351

Quality Work Over 20 yrs. exp.

Call Lyndsey 913-422-7002

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Drury Place

Live More Pay Less Worry-free life at an affordable price

1510 St. Andrews


Riffel Painting Co. 913-585-1846 Specializing in new homes & Residential interior and exterior repaints Power Washing Deck staining Sheet Rock Repair Quality work and products since 1985 druryplace



Complete Roofing Services Professional Staff Quality Workmanship http://lawrencemarketplace. com/lawrenceroofing

Supplying all your Painting needs. Serving Lawrence and surrounding areas for over 25 years.

Locally owned & operated.

Free estimates/Insured.

Complete Roofing

Tearoffs, Reroofs, Redecks * Storm Damage * Leaks * Roof Inspections

Pet Services

We’re There for You!


Prompt Superior Service Residential * Commercial Tear Off * Reroofs

Free Estimates


Insurance Work Welcome

Dependable & Reliable pet sitting, feeding, walks, overnights, and more! References! Insured! 785-550-9289

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• Baths • Kitchens • Rec Rooms • Tile • Windows •Doors •Trim •Wood Rot Since 1974 GARY 785-856-2440 785-925-0803 Licensed & Insured

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NOT Your ordinary bicycle store!

Full Remodels & Odd Jobs, Interior/Exterior Painting, Installation & Repair of:

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Decks Drywall Siding Gutters Privacy Fencing Doors Trim Insured 20 yrs. experience

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


Instruction and Tutoring


1388 N 1293 Rd, Lawrence Origins Interior Design

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Spring Cleanup

Marty Goodwin 785-979-1379


Travel Services Lawrence First Class Transportation

Breathe Holistic Life Center

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Moving-Hauling Haul Free: Salvageable items. Minimum charge: other moving/hauling jobs. Also Maintenance/Cleaning for home/business, inside/out plumbing / electrical & more. 785-841-6254


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“where simple ideas become inspiring realities”


Re-Roofs: All Types Roofing Repairs Siding & Windows FREE Estimates (785) 749-0462

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Call Calli 785-766-8420

Snow Removal Driveways & Sidewalks

Honest & Dependable Free estimate, References Call Linda 785-691-7999

Computer Running Slow? Viruses/Malware? Troubleshooting? Lessons? Computer Questions, Advise? We Can Help — 785-979-0838

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Mowing My Way Through College

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Events/ Entertainment

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


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

Mobile Enviro-Wash LTD

Retirement Community

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

Steve’s Place

Gift Certificates Avail. Specializing in Carpet, Tile & Upholstery cleaning. Carpet repairs & stretching, Odor Decontamination, Spot Dying & 24 hr Water extraction. 785-840-4266

Low Maintenance Landscape, Inc.

Janitorial Services Business-Commercial-Industrial Housecleaning Carpet Cleaning Tile & Grout Cleaning The “Greener Cleaner” Locallly Owned Since 1983 Free Estimates

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Office* Clerical* Accounting Light Industrial* Technical Finance* Legal Free Estimates Fully Insured inside-out-paint

Accessible and General Public Transportation

Even if you don’t have a disability and you live outside the Lawrence City limits, we can help.

Full Service Gas Station 100% Ethanol-Free Gasoline Auto Repair Shop - Automatic Car Washes Starting At Just $3 2815 W 6th St | 785-843-1878 http://lawrencemarketplace. com/westside66

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

Home Repair Services Interior/Exterior Carpentry, Vinyl siding, Roofing, Tearoff/reroof. 35 yrs. exp. Free est. 913-636-1881

For Everything Electrical Committed to Excellence Since 1972 Full Service Electrical Contractor harrisauto

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

• Garage Doors • Openers • Service • Installation

General Services

Harris Auto Repair

Domestics and Imports Brake repair Engine repair AC repair / service Custom exhaust systems Shock & Struts Transmissions Tire sales / repairs

Home Improvements


• Unsightly black streaks of mold & dirt on your roof? • Mold or Mildew on your house? • Is winter salt intrusion causing your concrete to flake?


Air Conditioning/ & Heating/Sales & Srvs.

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


Concrete, Block & Limestone Wall Repair, Waterproofing Drainage Solutions Sump Pumps, Driveways. 785-843-2700 Owen 24/7

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

Al 785-331-6994

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A. B. Painting & Repair

Int/ext. Drywall, Tile, Siding, Wood rot, & Decks 30 plus yrs. Refs. Free Est.


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

Quality work at a fair price!

Repairs and Services

Complete interior & exterior painting Siding replacement


ADVANCED SYSTEMS Basement & foundation repair Your hometown company Over three decades 785-841-0145


Inside - Out Painting Service

Foundation Repair

Stacked Deck

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

Guttering Services

Music Lessons

. RETIRED MASTER PLUMBER & Handyman needs small work. Bill Morgan 816-523-5703 eysofjoy

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Tree/Stump Removal Taking Care of Lawrence’s Plumbing Needs for over 35 Years (785) 841-2112 /kastl

Recycling Services 12th & Haskell Recycle Center, Inc. No Monthly Fee Always been FREE! Cash for all Metals 1146 Haskell Ave, Lawrence 785-865-3730 http://lawrencemarketplace. com/recyclecenter Lonnie’s Recycling Inc. Buyers of aluminum cans, all type metals & junk vehicles. Mon.-Fri. 8-5, Sat. 8-4, 501 Maple, Lawrence. 785-841-4855 lonnies


Learn to play 30-50 songs in the first year with Simply Music! Keys of Joy 785-331-8369 Karla’s Konservatory 785-865-4151

Limos Corporate Cars Drivers available 24/7


Trimmed, Shaped, Removed Shrubs, Fenceline Cleaned

No Job Too Small Free Est. Lic. & Ins. 913-268-3120

Chris Tree Service

20yrs. exp. Trees trimmed, cut down, hauled off. Free Est. Ins. & Lic. 913-631-7722, 913-301-3659

Fredy’s Tree Service

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

Vacuum Service & Repair

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DAVE BALES Vacuum Cleaner, Sewing Machine, Lamp Sales & Repair. All makes & models Have your Kirby, Rainbow or FilterQueen for a fraction of a new one 935 Iowa St. Suite#9, Lawrence Ks 785-550-7315


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

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



Silverware, Rogers Sons Enchanted Rose Silverware in mint condition. This set has never been used, still in plastic, in black leather suitcase. $100. 785-979-8726

Music-Stereo 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

A Box of Piano Instructional Books, beginner to intermediate levels, all in good condition. $15/box, or pick what you like for $1/each. Call 785-749-5829.

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

Chevrolet 2007 HHR 63K, Dark Blue Call Now! 785-841-0102



Owner Carry Call Joe 785-633-5466

Farms-Acreage 6 acres w/3 Martin Bldgs., 2 lg. barns, silo,smokehouse, with utils. Near Big Springs /Hwy 40. 785-554-9663

Commercial Real Estate 16,000 ft. bldg. Price reduced - high traffic area. Good investment / owner occupy. Theno R.E. 785-843-1811



423B E 4th Street Tonganoxie, KS 66086 913-704-5037 Antiques, Collectibles, Glass, Furniture, Treasures (2) Early Robert Sudlow Paintings, Late 70’s. Lawrence Antique Mall please call 785-842-1328. Purchased from the Hallmark Archives.

Baby & Children Items Cosco Car Seat with up-front adjustment, and removable cup holder. Super condition. We paid $200, will take $75. Call 785-749-5829 Graco Highback Booster seat, perfect condition. $20. Call 785-749-5829

Listen to your favorite artists perform in your home with a player piano. Ask about adding one to your current piano 785-537-3774

Dale Willey Automotive 2840 Iowa Street (785) 843-5200

& refinished. Only $4988! Call 785-537-3774 for details.

Over 130 pianos in every style & finish imaginable!

Dodge 2007 Magnum Stone White, 57K. Love Your Car!

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

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

Pre-owned Yamaha Pianos



Bird and All Pet Fair: Mar. 24th at Knights of Columbus Hall, 2206 E. 23rd. St. Hours: 9:00AM - 3:30PM. $5 Admission. Public is invited. Call 620-429-1872

Chairs, pair of upholstered arm chairs - good condition. $30. Call 785-843-9573

Wanted young Jack selldog. Please 913-845-3225

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



Couch, 2-seater loveseat. Training Classes - Lawrence Off white with a few Jayhawk Kennel Club, 6 stripes or has brown slip- wks. $70. Enroll online, covers included. $75. or call 785-843-0097 785-842-5856 deadline 3/22. Couch, 3 seater, off white with a few stripes or has solid brown slipcovers included. Very comfortable. $100. 785-843-0097 Desk - Large, walnut veneer, office desk for sale. Asking $95. Call (785) 218-9525 Desk, Large sturdy steel desk with locking drawer space. Only $25/offer. 785-979-8726

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

Glass display cabinet/dark Want to buy small square wood color. Great for trin- bales brome hay for local kets and can fit into a use. 785-883-4447 small space! Only $25. 785-979-8726

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

Household Misc.


Boats-Water Craft Sailboat. 14’ flying junior, fiberglass, main & jib, trailer, good cond. $1,200.

Twin comforter sets, two, matching sheets and bedskirt, $50.00. 785-841-3332


Perfect for weddings, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, showers, anniversaries, or any celebration. 42 clear glass, globe vases including pebbles with blue flowers around the top. $1 each. Call 785-842-8865

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 or call 785-766-5108 if interested. 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 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 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7

Nissan 2011 Versa Don’t buy new! Save thousands with these great commuter cars! 2 to choose from starting at $13,400 stk#12767 Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Saturn 2008 Astra XR 49K, Arctic White Want Something Special? 785-841-0102

Dexter Electric Brakes, 10 x 2-1/2”, 5-bolt for 3500 lb. axles. Set of 4 for $20. Please call 785-331-6190

Perfect for weddings, In original boxes. Rehearsal dinners, birthdays, showers, anniversaries, or any celebration. 50 clear glass, globe vases including pebbles. Regularly $4 each, NOW $100 buys all 50. Call 785-842-8865

Honda 2007 Fit Sport 64K, Nighthawk Black Call Today! 785-841-0102

Rueschhoff Automobiles 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7


Fish tank w/stand. Floval 305 Filteration. Lots of extras food, floval medium and watwe tester w//5 tests. Will deliver for $20. extra fee. $100. Ron 402-216-7366

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

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

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

Volkswagen 2008 Jetta 60K, Platinum Grey Full Power, Off-Lease, Call TODAY! 785-841-0102

Volkswagen 2009 New Beetle 42K, Candy White, Now More Than Ever, Apply On-Line At 785-841-0102



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

The Selection

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

Toyota 2006 Camry LE 65k, Dark Grey Metallic From Lawrence’s Favorite On-line Dealership! 785-841-0102

Chevy 2007 Equinox AWD LS, V6, alloy wheels, steering wheel controls, On Star, cruise control, power equipment and affordable. Only $14,855. stk#10266 Dale Willey 785-843-5200

SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2012 5D Sport Utility-4x4 Truck-Pickups

Subaru 2006 Forester 2.5 XT, Leather, Moon, Cruise, HomeLink, Heated Seats, 6Disc, 88K, $15,900 View pictures at 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049

Toyota 2004 4Runner SR5 60K, Natural White Don’t Miss This One! Apply On-Line At 785-841-0102

Ford 2009 Escape Limited 4cyl, FWD, hard to find! Sunroof, leather heated seats, power equipment, alloy wheels, low miles! Stk#10933A only $19,767. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Ford 2006 F-150 STX, 58K Black Lifetime Engine Warranty! 785-841-0102


Ford 2008 Escape XLT 4cyl, fwd, ABS, traction control, cd changer, alloy wheels, power equipment, great gas mileage, stk#564292 only $15,776. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Ford 2010 F150 XLT 4wd, crew cab, one owner, SYNC radio, alloy wheels, steering wheel controls, tow package, bed mat, stk#191211 only $26,888 Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Kia 2010 Sportage LX Black Cherry, 49K Lifetime Engine Warranty? Yes!!!

GM CERTIFIED is not like any other dealer backed warranty. Don’t let the other dealers tell you any different. Dale Willey Automotive is the only dealer in Lawrence that GM Certifies their cars and trucks. Come see the difference! 785-841-0102

Scion 2008 xD 41K, Barcelona Red Apply On-Line At 785-841-0102

Call for details. 785-843-5200 ask for Allen

Scion 2009 XD, 35K Silver, 4 Door Hatch-back,

Are You Listening? 785-841-0102 Volkswagen 2008 Rabbit 48K, 4 Door, Silver Apply On-Line 785-841-0102

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


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

Chevrolet 2008 Silverado LT1, Crew cab, Z71, remote start, alloy wheels, tow package, On Star, running boards, GM Certified with 12 month or 12k bumper to bumper warranty! Stk#14272 only $26,500 Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Toyota 2009 Tacoma, access cab. SR5, 2WD, 4cyl. auto., CarFax Clean. Warranty, Loaded! $18,000. 785-628-8726

Chevrolet 2008 Uplander LS, GM Certified, 12 month or 12k bumper to bumper warranty at no extra charge, plenty of room for the family and your budget! Only $13,577.00 stk#14690 Dale Willey 785-843-5200

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

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

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


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

Ford 2009 Escape XLT 52K, Dark Blue Grey See Us Today! Apply On-Line At 785-841-0102 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 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7

Jeep 2008 Commander 70K, Black Lifetime Engine Warranty! 785-841-0102 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox AWD V6 LT, very hard to find, alloy wheels, On Star, GM Certified! Two years of maintenance included! Stk#18192 only $18,253. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

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

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

Toyota 2007 Tundra Black SR5 4.7 V8 Double Cab 2WD, 34,000 miles in Excellent Condition. Never driven in rain or snow. Blue Book value $22,000. Asking $18,500/offer. Please contact 785-393-0498

Toyota 2006 Tundra, 68K, Access Cab. You Have the Right to a Fair and Easy Credit Approval Process! 785-841-0102


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

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


Sport Utility-4x4

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

Roasting Pan, New in Box 18” Oval Stainless raosting pan with dome lid, $20. Call 785-865-4215 Table, 6’ 5” X 11’ 5” Table covered with astroturf. Great for train or slotcar track. $100. extra to deliver. 402-216-7366

Honda 2008 Accord LX sedan, 4cyl, great gas mileage, ABS, power equipment, front wheel drive, stk#197361 only $14,755. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

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

Farm Products

TV stand, Nice TV stand fits into almost any space. Medium woodtone outside, black storage shelves inside. Original purchase price $600. Only $75. 785-979-8726

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 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7

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

Infiniti 2003 I35. Pearl white with tan leather and More than 10 available. moonroof, very popular Oak, Cherry, Mahogany, combination. Essentially Walnut, & Ebony finish. same car as a Maxima, but 800-950-3774 fancier. Very nice sedan w/famous Nissan V6, and automatic. A great buy! Records, LP records from See website for photos. the 1960s and 1970s. 10 Rueschhoff Automobiles records - $10. 785-843-9573 Ford 2007 Mustang GT, 61,000 miles, auto., red 2441 W. 6th St. with black stripe, $17,000. 785-856-6100 24/ /7 660-238-9988. Jaguar 2007 X-Type All Ford 2003 Taurus SE. Nice Wheel Drive. Local car, exreliable, economical Tau- tremely clean and well rus at a great price. Small equipped. Cream leather V6 and clean inside. See interior with heated seats. Traded in on newer Jaguar. website for photos. Beautiful Dark Chili Red, Rueschhoff Automobiles like new condition. Great price! See website for pho2441 W. 6th St. tos. 785-856-6100 24/7 Rueschhoff Automobiles Vintage Steinway 2441 W. 6th St. Grands 7 785-856-6100 24/7 Models A, B, M, O, S Verticals available too! Kia 2008 Spectra EX. ONE Mid-America Piano owner, NO accident, very 800-950-3774 clean four door automatic. Still has factory warranty! 32 MPG highway and side airbags. Lot of car for unSports-Fitness der $10k. See website for Equipment photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles Golf Club, Cobra Hybrid #3 Wood, Left handed, Like 2441 W. 6th St. Ford 2002 Thunderbird New! Regular price $149, 785-856-6100 24/7 local trade, very sharp, now $30. Call 785-841-2381. only 25k miles, alloy wheels, cd changer, Golf Clubs, matched set: 3 power equipment, woods, 6 irons, sand stk#56689B1 only Mazda 2007 Mazda 5 wedge, & pitching wedge. $20,850. Sport Comes with bag. $50. Call Dale Willey 785-843-5200 46K, Brilliant Black 785-843-9573 6 Passenger Comfort, Can You Imagine? And Fuel Economy Too! 785-841-0102

Baseball Books, “The Baseball Encyclopedia” and The Official Major League Baseball Playbook”. Both books - $15. 785-843-9573


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 785-841-0102


Digital Pianos - fun for all ages! Tons of sounds, rhythms & features. Come visit us today! 785-537-3774

Toyota 2009 Camry LE, very dependable, power equipment and much more, stk#681121 only $14,868. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Chrysler 2010 300 Touring Inferno Red, 36K Enjoy a “Fear Free” Car Buying Experience at 785-841-0102

Mason & Hamlin Upright Pianos. Recently restored

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


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

Mobile Homes

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


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 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7

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

Mazda 2004 Tribute LX. Another very nice Tribute, this one in a nice blue and grey color combination. Automatic, V6, FWD. Very clean and a super economical small SUV. See website for photos Rueschhoff Automobiles 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7

Dodge 2010 Caliber SXT 4cyl, FWD, power equipment, and very affordable! Stk#17731 only $13,444 Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Dodge 2009 Dakota Quad Cab With Topper!!! 72K, Big Horn Edition Apply On-Line 785-841-0102

Dodge 2010 Ram 2500 Bright White, 50K Lifetime Engine Warranty?Yes!!! 785-841-0102

Dodge 2001 Ram 2500 3/4 Ton Quadcab Diesel Blue, body in good condition, 5th wheel trailer hookup, interior in fair condition, but missing radio and dash is cracked. 200,571 miles. Starts right up. PW, PDL, PS, keyless, sliding rear window, bedliner, needs tires and alignment. Call Zak at 785-865-1046 for more information. Taking bids until 4/6, will sell to highest bidder.

We are now your Chevrolet dealer, call us for your service or sales needs! Dale Willey Automotive 785-843-5200


Dodge 2008 Caravan CV 31K, Bright White Does Your Business Need A Clean Cargo Van? Apply On-Line At 785-841-0102 Ford 2003 Van E250, Automatic transmission, V8 engine. Ladder racks, shelving, AC, PW, & PL. 36K miles. Great condition. No rust or dents. Price: $7,500. Call afternoons or evenings at 785-843-1025

Kia 2008 Sedona 7 Passenger, 31k, Blue Apply Today, Drive Tonight! 785-841-0102

Saturn 2009 Vue 38K, Hybrid, Black Don’t Miss This One! 785-841-0102

We buy cars, trucks and suvs for all Import Brands. Call David 785-838-2327 2829 Iowa St.

6D SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2012 Vans-Buses Autos Wanted

Toyota 2009 Sienna XLE, one owner local trade, alloy wheels, CD changer, power equipment, quad seating, power sliding doors, stk#471541 only $26,544. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

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Interested vendors are encouraged to visit the University of Kansas Purchasing Services website for a listing of Current Bid Opportunities. Electronic Bid postings are located at: /Bids/KU_Bids.aspx Interested vendors may also contact KU Purchasing Services, 785-864-5800. 1246 West Campus Road Rm. 30, Lawrence, KS 66045 Fax 785-864-3454 or email:

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

Try to convince wife that she is enabling son Dear Annie: When I married my wife last summer, her son was living in the basement with no intention of getting a job. “Terence” is 23 and not exactly bright. We tried offering advice to help him move forward with his life, but he likes things his way. My wife excuses this, saying it’s his generation’s lifestyle. She told me her co-worker’s daughter moved back home with her husband and baby, and they accept it. I know there are a lot of parents in the same situation. Terence has decided he wants to move back to a town where he used to have friends, but my wife still wants to support him. So she is willing to continue paying for his car insurance, rent, spending money and trips to fast-food restaurants. He doesn’t save a nickel. As soon as he gets money, he spends it.

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I get the impression that my wife doesn’t want to cut the apron strings. Terence likes having his mother support him. Money isn’t the issue. It’s that we won’t be around forever, and at this rate, I don’t see him ever growing up. He’ll be the same when he’s 50. Counseling seems useless. I’ve been married with stepkids before. They didn’t want me in their lives and acted as if they knew everything. Am I wrong to expect young adults to be

‘Frozen Planet’ shows some cold truths A day after the year’s greenest day, Discovery Channel celebrates basic white with the launch of the seven-part epic documentary series “Frozen Planet” (7 p.m.). Narrated by Alec Baldwin, “Frozen” was created by the team behind “Planet Earth” and offers the same combination of gorgeous scenery, staggering scale and mind-boggling location photography. While “Earth” often modulated between the vast and the microscopic, “Frozen” is more like a an old-fashioned Western dominated by wide-angle shots to better capture the continental scale of glaciers, Antarctic deserts and valleys carved by some of the fiercest winds on the planet. Like any nature film, “Frozen” presents an unending succession of procreation and homicide, nurture and slaughter, and the uneasy coexistence of the fearsome and the cute. Penguins emerge as the clowns of the ice caps. While “Frozen” shows a handsoff impartiality in the critter-eatcritter world of nature filmmaking, it tips its hand just a bit when the soundtrack playfully celebrates a penguin’s escape from the hungry jaws of a voracious sea lion. If the film has true villains, they are the packs of killer whales who — alone among sea creatures — act as a team, flipping their powerful tails in unison to create giant waves that knock seals off protective ice floes and into the whales’ preferred killing zones of open water. Folks worried about the viewing commitment of a seven-part series airing weeks on end should note that “Frozen” unfolds at a remarkably entertaining pace, with no critter’s profile lasting more than 10 minutes or so.

Tonight’s other highlights

 Scheduled on “60 Minutes” (6 p.m., CBS): the privatization of space travel; author Oliver Sacks explains “face blindness.”

 Scheduled on “Dateline NBC” (6 p.m., NBC): vitamin supplements.

Mary Margaret is put behind bars on “Once Upon a Time” (7 p.m., ABC).

 Money woes and job offers on “The Good Wife” (8 p.m., CBS).

A funeral evokes a flashback on “Desperate Housewives” (8 p.m., ABC).

 Ace parts from three partners on “Luck” (8 p.m., HBO).

 Danger on the farm on “The Walking Dead” (8 p.m., AMC).

 Murder and tennis on “CSI: Miami” (9 p.m., CBS).


Composer John Kander (“Chicago”) is 85. Nobel peace laureate and former South African president F.W. de Klerk is 76. Country singer Charley Pride is 74. Actor Kevin Dobson is 69. Singer Irene Cara is 53. Movie writer-director Luc Besson is 53. Singer-songwriter James McMurtry is 50. Singer-actress Vanessa L. Williams is 49. Olympic gold medal speedskater Bonnie Blair is 48. Rapper-actress-talk show host Queen Latifah is 42.

independent? I love my wife, but she wants me to be quiet and not say anything. — Perplexed and Stifled Dear Perplexed: Of course Terence should be working, paying rent and becoming independent, but the person you need to convince is your wife. Please don’t approach Terence directly. You have been a part of his life for only a short time, and chances are, your comments will be unwelcome and resented by both him and his mother. This is counterproductive. Instead, work on getting your wife to realize how much she is hurting Terence by being his enabler. That will make it easier for the two of you to present a united front in your efforts to get Terence to become a responsible adult. Dear Annie: “Over-70


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Attitude” didn’t like receiving email Christmas and birthday greetings. I, too, am over 70 and recently stopped sending birthday cards to many on my list. I also have been encouraging others to stop sending cards to me because of the rising cost of purchasing those cards and putting stamps on them. I’d rather receive an email wishing me a nice birthday with a short personal message than a pretty, fancy card with nothing but a signature on it. I doubt I’m the only person who feels this way. — Over 70 in South Dakota

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— Send questions to, or Annie’s Mailbox, P.O. Box 118190 Chicago, IL 60611.

For Sunday, March 18: This year a lot goes on behind closed doors. The less said, the better. If you are single, check out anyone you meet with care. Do not assume that someone is the person he or she claims to be. If you are attached, spend more time alone as a couple. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult Aries (March 21-April 19)  You are a friend above all else right now. You see a situation far differently because of your willingness to respond and act. Tonight: Just don’t be alone. Taurus (April 20-May 20)  Touch base with a parent or older relative. Your optimism is contagious and causes his or her mood to change rapidly. Tonight: Up late. Gemini (May 21-June 20)  Reach out for someone at a distance. Your instincts pay off as he or she guides you in making plans. Tonight: Surround yourself with music. Cancer (June 21-July 22)  Make time for a meal and a fun afternoon with a partner, even if he or she lives with you. Dedicating time just for the two of you keeps your bond close. Tonight: Continue the theme. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)  You might understand a lot more if you were more receptive and used your listening skills. What you hear could knock your socks off. Tonight: Go with someone else’s idea. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)  Your vision of what you can accomplish might be a lot

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different from reality. Ultimately, making time for friends and loved ones is far more important. Tonight: Easy works. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)  Make time for a loved one or partner. A child also might want to put in his or her request for more of your time. Tonight: Opt for something fun. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)  How you handle a personal matter and the decisions you make could change. Sudden news puts a different perspective on your initial plans. Tonight: Order in. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)  Stop standing on ceremony. Pick up the phone and make the call you have been wanting to. Tonight: Catch up on email and calls. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)  Honor your own sensitivity. You cannot keep giving and giving like you have been. A personal matter earmarks your decisions. Tonight: Make it easy. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)  Your energy and charisma are great, yet they could cause a problem if a friend or loved one feels the need to keep up with you. You could end up in a volatile situation when you least expect it. Tonight: What you want. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)  Indulge yourself, and know when you need to take a break or do something in a totally different way. Put yourself first. You cannot keep giving in this way. Tonight: Get a good night’s sleep. — The astrological forecast should be read for entertainment only.

ACROSS 1 “Bet you can’t,” e.g. 5 Baby bed 11 AKC outcast 14 “Firebird” composer Stravinsky 15 More smarmy 16 “... ___ nation under God ...” 17 Situations that could erupt into sudden violence 19 Juice drink brand 20 China and Japan, e.g. 21 Lover of beauty 23 Before, to Shakespeare 24 Offshore hazard 26 Dry, as a desert 27 Renovated the kitchen, e.g. 29 Case for a plumber 32 “ ___ Only Just Begun” 33 Oohs and ___ 35 Again from square one 37 “Waking ___ Devine” (1998 comedy) 38 Right away 41 Weary traveler’s stopover 43 Actionable offense 44 Period for historians

45 Aussie buddy 47 “Dead Poets Society” director 49 Corner office, company car and others 53 Chicken, to a chicken hawk 54 Bubbly drink with caffeine 56 Be down with something 57 Amount owed 61 Preliminary sketch 63 In-house computer linkup, briefly 64 Kind of artist 66 Satisfied a craving 67 Protester’s sign word 68 Remain edible 69 “On your mark, get ___, go!” 70 Churchill’s predecessor 71 Circular current DOWN 1 Hold opposing views 2 Blazing 3 Emulated a lion 4 Scottish tongue 5 Patch of woods 6 Burned and looted 7 Muhammad of the ring 8 Eat a formal meal

9 “Shall we dance?” reply 10 Start for “while” 11 Making sense 12 Promoting harmony 13 Went back, as a hairline 18 Construction worker’s protection 22 “Hee ___” 25 Almost hysterical 28 Actor Holm 30 ___ and outs 31 Wimbledon champion Sampras 34 Downfall that some dread 36 Road to conflict 38 Worldwide computer connection 39 Angry feeling

40 “No” to Rob Roy 41 Certain Chevrolets or antelopes 42 Give a running commentary 46 Hand-___ coordination 48 First-year player 50 Didn’t just drizzle 51 Crowned, in checkers 52 Ready to turn in 55 “Filthy” money 58 Blue tinged with green 59 Litter weakling 60 Put through a sieve 62 Placid, for one 65 ___ Poly (West Coast school)



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N.J. spycam case stirs debate By David Crary Associated Press

NEW YORK — There was a verdict in the wrenching Rutgers webcam spying case, but no resolution to a broader question that hovered over it: To what extent are hate crime laws a help or a hindrance in the pursuit of justice? The gist of the verdict: Former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi was convicted Friday of anti-gay intimidation for using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate’s love life. The roommate, 18-year-old Tyler Clementi, threw himself to his death off a bridge not long after realizing he’d been watched. While disavowing any sense of celebration, some gay-rights leaders commended the outcome as a vindication of hate crimes legislation. “We do believe this verdict sends the important message that a ‘kids will be kids’ defense is no excuse to bully another student,” said Steven Goldstein, chairman of Garden

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DHARUN RAVI WAITS for the judge to explain the law to the jury Wednesday before they begin their deliberations during his trial in New Brunswick, N.J. Ravi was convicted Friday of anti-gay intimidation for using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate’s love life. State Equality. In other quarters, there was dismay at the use of New Jersey’s hate crimes law in the case, and at the verdict that could saddle 20-year-old Ravi with a prison sentence of 10 years or more despite a

dearth of evidence that he hated gays. “It illustrates why hate crime laws are not a good idea,” said James Jacobs, a law professor at New York University. “They were passed to be admired and not to be used.” A longtime gay rights activist in New York, Bill Dobbs, also was troubled by the case. “As hate crime prosecutions mount, the problems with these laws are becoming more obvious ... how they compromise cherished constitutional principles,” Dobbs said. “Now a person gets tried not just for misdeeds, but for who they are, what they believe, what their character is.” Hate crime laws have been an American institution for decades, and are on the books in 45 states. Generally, they provide enhanced penalties for crimes committed out of racial, ethnic or religious basis, while the laws in about 30 states, including New Jersey, also cover offenses based on sexual orientation.

In 2009, Congress followed suit, expanding federal hate-crimes legislation to cover crimes motivated by bias against gays, lesbians and transgender people. The bill is known as the Matthew Shepard Act, in honor of the gay college student brutally murdered in Wyoming in 1998. According to the latest FBI statistics, 1,528 people were targeted by anti-gay hate crimes in 2010 — accounting for almost 19 percent of all reported hate crimes. Lambda Legal, a national gay-rights legal group, said the Ravi verdict underscored the value of hate crime legislation. “Hate crime laws are public statements that our government and our society recognize the deep wounds inflicted when violence is motivated by prejudice and hate,” said the group’s deputy legal director, Hayley Gorenberg. “The verdict ... demonstrates that the jurors understood that bias crimes do not require physical weapons like a knife in one’s hand.”

Artist changes show after Apple firestorm By Mark Kennedy Associated Press

NEW YORK — Mike Daisey, the off-Broadway performer who admitted that he made up parts of his one-man show about Apple products being made in Chinese sweatshops, has cut questionable sections from the monologue and added a prologue explaining the controversy. Oskar Eustis, artistic director of The Public Theater, where the monologue is being performed, said Saturday that Daisey has “eliminated anything he doesn’t feel he can stand behind” from the show and added a section at the beginning in which he addresses the questions over how he has been portraying the work to the media. Eustis called the prologue “the best possible frame we could give the audience for the controversy” and said Daisey agreed to make the changes himself, which are “his and his alone.” “Mike is a great storyteller, not a journalist. I wish

he had been clearer about that distinction in the making of this piece,” Eustis said. “If we had understood the rules Mike was using to make the show, we would have framed it differently from the outset.” Daisey portrayed his work as fact during a media blitz to promote his critically acclaimed show, and he misled dozens of news and entertainment outlets, including the popular public radio show “This American Life,” The Associated Press, The New York Times, MSNBC and HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.” But in an interview with “This American Life” host Ira Glass broadcast Friday, Daisey acknowledged that some of the claims in his show, “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,” weren’t true. The show retracted its Jan. 6 episode because Glass said he couldn’t vouch for the truth of its claims. Daisey, who admitted Friday on his website that the work is a mix of fact and fiction, did not

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MIKE DAISEY IS SHOWN IN A SCENE from “The Agony and The Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” in New York in this undated image released by The Public Theater. Daisey, whose latest show has been being credited with sparking probes into how Apple’s high-tech devices are made, is finding himself under fire for distorting the truth. The public radio show “This American Life” retracted a story Friday that it broadcast in January about what Daisey said he saw while visiting a factory in China where iPads and iPhones are made. respond to questions sent to his personal email account, and his publicist did not respond to a request for comment Saturday. The controversy is unlikely to lessen the media scrutiny of the Chinese factories that make Apple

products, since news outlets including the Times have reported about the dangerous working conditions in them, including explosions inside iPad plants where four people were killed and 77 were injured.


GOP preps for budget battle with Democrats, Obama “

By Andrew Taylor

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WASHINGTON — After a few months of relative peace on the budget front, Democrats and Republicans are readying for a party-defining, electionyear fight over trillion dollar-plus deficits and what to do about them. The focus in the week ahead will be on the conservative-dominated House, where the Budget Committee chairman, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is fashioning a sequel to last year’s “Path to Prosperity” manifesto that ignited a firestorm over Medicare. The upcoming debate gives Republicans a chance to show how they would tackle out-of-control budget deficits and rein in the cost and scope of government. Those are top issues for the conservative supporters counted on by Republicans to turn out in large numbers in the fall to maintain the GOP’s control of the House. President Barack Obama played it safe when he released his spending blueprint last month for the budget year that begins Oct. 1. It calls for tax increases on wealthier earners and modest spending curbs. But it would not address the spiraling costs of Medicare and Medicaid, the health care plan for the poor and disabled. Last year’s GOP measure proposed replacing Medicare fee-for-service payments to doctors and hospitals with a voucherlike program in which the government would subsidize purchases of health insurance on the private market. Democrats said the subsidies would not keep up with inflation in medical costs and would shift costs

This coming debt crisis is the most predictable crisis we’ve ever had in this country.”

— House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., in a video statement to older people, and they accused Republicans of plotting to “end Medicare as we know it.” The uproar was an important factor in a special election in which Democrats seized a longstanding GOP-held House seat in upstate New York. Republicans showed less enthusiasm for the plan after that. Ryan has since come out with a less stringent version of the measure, in concert with Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., that would keep the traditional Medicare “fee for service” program as an option along with private insurance plans. It features more realistic inflation increases, and less resulting savings for the government, than last year’s measure. “This coming debt crisis is the most predictable crisis we’ve ever had in this country,” Ryan said in a video statement. “This is why we’re acting. This is why we’re leading. This is why we’re proposing — and passing out of the House — a budget to fix this problem: So we can save our country for ourselves and our children’s future.” Ryan has yet to disclose the specifics of his plan. But the committee announced Saturday that Ryan would introduce the proposal Tuesday; that would allow his committee to sign off on it by the end of the week.

Thai billionaire who created Red Bull dies BANGKOK — Chaleo Yoovidhya, the self-made Thai billionaire who introduced the world to “energy drinks” and co-founded the globally popular Red Bull brand, has died. He was in his 80s. Chaleo died of natural causes in Bangkok on Saturday, according to local media reports and state television

broadcaster, MCOT, which cited the Thai Beverage Industry Association. Forbes magazine, which ranked Chaleo the 205th richest man in the world this year with a net worth of $5 billion dollars, said he was 80 years old. Several Thai media outlets cited his birth-date as Aug. 17, 1923, however.

Mauritania arrests Horse racing drama ‘Luck’ proved too real for HBO ex-top Libyan official By Lynn Elber

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TRIPOLI, LIBYA — Mauritania on Saturday arrested Moammar Gadhafi’s former intelligence chief, accused of attacking civilians during the uprising in Libya last year and the 1989 bombing of a French airliner. The International Criminal Court, France and Libya all said they want to prosecute Abdullah al-Senoussi. Mauritania’s state information agency said in a statement that al- Gadhafi Senoussi was arrested at the airport in the capital Nouakchott upon arrival from the Moroccan city of Casablanca. It said he was carrying a fake Malian passport. A spokesman for Libya’s ruling National Transitional Council, Mohammed al-Hareiz, confirmed that the ex-intelligence chief had been captured by Mauritian officials. As Gadhafi’s regime crumbled in the second half of 2011 after more than four decades of rule, many of the dictator’s inner circle fled from advancing rebels toward the Sahara, where the regime had long cultivated ties with desert groups both in Libya and

in neighboring countries. A Libyan military official said al-Senoussi, who is also Gadhafi’s brotherin-law, likely fled to Chad just before the opposition captured the capital Tripoli in October and passed through Mali and Morocco before heading to Mauritania. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to disclose the details. Some Libyan officials reported last year that al-Senoussi had been captured and was being held in the southern city of Sabha. But some later cast doubt on that assertion, and his whereabouts have not been known — a reflection of the confusion in post-Gadhafi Libya, where “revolutionary militias” hold local control in many towns and cities with little accountability to the Tripoli government. In October, a Western diplomatic official in Mali’s capital, Bamako, said that al-Senoussi was in Mali and that the French government was taking the lead in hunting him down. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to talk to the press. The Libyan government said in a statement Saturday it has requested from Mauritian officials that the spy chief be handed over to them for trial, but the line to prosecute al-Senoussi is long.

LOS ANGELES — Horse racing has long withstood the deaths of its skittish, injury-prone thoroughbreds. Hollywood proved it lacks the stomach for it. HBO abruptly canceled its racetrack drama series “Luck” this past week after three horses used in the production were injured and euthanized during 10 months of filming in the last two years. The abrupt fall of “Luck,” which will end its single-season run March 25, reveals the chasm between the racing and entertainment industries. At the track, a horse puts its life on the line so gamblers can stake $2 or more to win, place or show, with the industry and fans accepting the danger to animals and jockeys as a harsh part of the bargain. With movies and TV, which offer the on-screen vow that “no animals were harmed” in the making of make-believe, consumers have scant tolerance for harm to any creature great or small. “More people are pet owners than ever before. More people have access to information about animals ... and care more about them,” said Karen Rosas, senior vice president of the American Humane Association’s TV and film unit that moni-

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NICK NOLTE APPEARS IN A SCENE from the HBO original series “Luck.” HBO ended the racing series “Luck” after three horses used in the realistic production were injured and euthanized over a period stretching from 2010 to last week. tors animal safety for more than 2,000 productions annually. During the past five years, the association encountered only one horse death outside of “Luck,” on the 2007 movie “3:10 to Yuma,” Rosas said. Losing three horses on a single project was “unprecedented,” she added. The racing world stands in sharp contrast in both the measure of loss and reaction to it. In U.S. racing, there’s approximately one horse fatality per 500 starts, according to Dr. Rick Arthur, medical director of the California Horse

Racing Board. He cited the Equine Industry Database posted online by The Jockey Club, which supports thoroughbred breeding and racing. “Luck” filmed some 2,500 racing sequences, most a few slow, staged furlongs rather than all-out contests, Arthur said, citing estimated figures from HBO. Two thoroughbreds were put down after suffering fractures while running. The third was euthanized for a head injury suffered when the horse slipped and toppled backward, an accident experts said isn’t uncommon for the fragile, high-strung

animals that weigh about 1,200 pounds. The losses provoked public dismay, along with pro and con debate about racing itself. “I am usually an admirer of both HBO and (series creator) David Milch, but from the sounds of it, this is a tragedy that should have been avoided. Animals are not props,” actor Sean Vincent Biggins of Los Angeles posted Friday on his Facebook page. Thoroughbred experts and those in racing say their acceptance of mortality in racing stems from an understanding of the animals powering the sport.


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