Stories for April 14, 2009


Lead stories


Collins, Aldrich announce plans to return to KU next season

Kansas basketball players Sherron Collins and Cole Aldrich announced their intentions to return to the Jayhawks next season during the 2009 Awards Banquet on Monday at the Holiday Inn Holidome in Lawrence.


KU's Lew Perkins in line for extra $750,000 in retention bonus

Kansas University’s athletic director could be in line for $750,000 more this summer than originally planned in his contract. KU added the amount to a retention payment due to Lew Perkins this summer after he declined efforts made by another university in June 2006 to recruit him as its athletic director, said Lynn Bretz, a KU spokeswoman.

Concessions provider says 75 will lose jobs after KU terminates contract

An official at Mid-America Concessions said the local company is in line to cease operations after failing to acquire a bid from Kansas Athletics.

Wesley original nomad

If I walked along Massachusetts Street and asked passing pedestrians if they had heard of Walt Wesley, I would want to do it on a warm day. I couldn’t stand on Mass that long in cold weather. Who was Walt Wesley? He was a slender 6-foot-11 center on some of coach Ted Owens’ quality Kansas University men’s basketball teams of the mid-1960s.

Jayhawk players have a ball touting fitness to children

Members of men’s basketball team visit area schools

Basketball season may be over, but that is not stopping some Jayhawks from getting out into the Lawrence community and chatting with children at several area schools about the value of being physically fit. Mario Little and Brennan Bechard joined Jason Bott’s second-grade physical education class at Wakarusa Valley School on Monday to play basketball and learn some dance moves.