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The Kansas women notched their first postseason win in seven years Thursday night. Kansas beat Northern Iowa in Allen Fieldhouse to advance to PAGE 1B the first round of the WNIT.
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Taking the toll University ofcials release building-by-building assessment
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Since Sunday’s storm, city and University workers have been busy throughout campus and the surrounding Lawrence area cleaning up the tree limbs and debris that covered many streets and private lawns. The storm caused between $6 and $7 million o damage to the University. O that damage, $5.1 million was to buildings alone with another $200,000 going to the clean-up process. With the amount o debris that was caused by the storm, the question o what should be done with it has been an issue on the minds o many clean-up crews. Jim Long, vice president o
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The r n dyche H sustine $500,000 worth o damage in Sunday’s storm.
Total damage: $5,167,000
Notable damaged buildings $400,000 $150,000 Computing Services: $225,000 Fraser Hall: $350,000 Green Hall: $225,000 Murphy Hall: $200,000 Robinson Center: $500,000 Snow Hall: $180,000 G.S.P Roo: $200,000 Art and Design building:
KU ofcials project the total will rise to $6 or $7 million. The University o Kansas released its initial assessment o how much damage was done to the University campus on Thursday Thursday,, University ocials blamed deerred maintenance bills and old roos or the extent o the damage. As o last year, the University had $133 million worth o deerred maintenance projects. So ar, the University has con-
structed awnings to protect people entering buildings and it has collected debris that posts an immediate danger. All buildings except Danorth Chapel and parts o Robinson Center are open and operational. Contracts or 17 projects have been let and work has begun on repairs. Damage to computer systems has yet to be determined.
The athetics deprtment sustine $215,000 wrth mge, which incues the backstop and and bleachers o Arrocha Ballpark.
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R ties n insutin h fwn the roo roo o Murph Murphyy Hall Hall bec becaus ause e o o tor tor-nado-like winds during Sunday’s storm.
Facilities Planning & Management, said that more than 100 trees on campus were completely destroyed and several others suered damage. He said the University had been using a wood chipper to make mulch with most o the tree debris. “We’ve got lot’s o mulch, i you’d like some,” Long said. Aaron Olsen, Overland Park sophomore and director o the Campus Garden Project, ound another way to bring out a positive in the storm by using the debris in a way that will benet others. Olsen contacted the landscaping department o KU Facility Operations and worked out a deal to reuse a ew o the tree stumps removed rom campus. see storM on page 4a
St. Patrick’S day
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t’s St. Patrick’s Day — there’s a parade, live music, and, o course, lots o drinking. Although Saint Patrick is the patron saint o Ireland, his east day has become an American holiday celebrated with green parades, green clothes and green beer. “It’s kind o a getting out ater the winter thing,” said Roger Browning, Chairman o the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee. The committee organized the ve kilometer Shamrock Shufe last week. It also organizes the approximately 100 units in the parade to t
help raise money or local children’s charities. The committee also is holding a benet concert at the Bottleneck eaturing Kansas musician Kelley Hunt Friday night. The parade starts at 1 p.m. Bars and restaurants around town are also having specials or St. Patty’s Day: Rick’s Pce: Rick Younger, owner, promises to dye his dog green, but don’t worry, he’s using green Jell-O instead o dye to protect the dog’s skin. Tnner’s: Corned bee and cabbage or $6.95 and Irish ries or $4.95. Guinness drats or $4
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and $2.50 Jager shots. Henry T’s: $3 Irish ale pints. The Grn: The bar opens at noon or the parade and will play the Kansas-Bradley game on a 30-oot big screen TV. Then Big Metal Rooster and the Cosmopolitics will play the rest o the night. 75th Street brewery: Irish Ale T-shirts that say “Get bombed at the brewery” or $10. The brewery will be serving corned bee and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, and Irish Car Bombs. Pht Iustrtin y Rche Seymur see green on page 8a
Dancing up a storm Ballroom dancing surges in popularity tway B y DeJuan a tway [email protected]
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devn Crtwright, Shwnee sphmre, nces with Julia Lawson, Shawnee resident, at Camelot II Wednesda Wednesdayy night. The KU Ballroom Dance Club holds lessons every Wednesday at Camelot II. Cartwright and Lawson said they had attended the dance almost every week since the beginning o the semester.
Jorg e Ort iz k nows the sexy, seductive, orbidden twists o the Tango, the smooth, intricate pivots that accompany the Foxtrot, and the inectious, hip-shaking moves o the Salsa. All these moves help Ortiz, Lima, Peru, graduate student and president o the KU Ballroom Dance Club, heat up the dance foor, and it never hurts to have to dance close to a beautiul woman. The club has seen a signicant rise in membership during the last year. Some o the members
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Jorge Ortiz President o KU Ballroom Dance Club
have given credit to the large success o ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” television show. The club is open to the entire
Lawrence community and has residents, students, and aculty o dierent experience levels in the club. “TV shows and movies have made the club more approachable because they’re used to this stereotype o ballroom dancing,” Ortiz said. “Now people see action heroes and celebrities doing it or un. It’s kind o changed the attitude.” Christie Curtis, dance instructor or the club, agreed that movies and TV shows have made ballroom dancing more inviting. She has been involved with ballroom dancing since the 1970s. see
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