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Lawrence Journal World (Newspaper) - March 21, 2015, Lawrence, Kansas ONE CUSTOMER AT A TIME ... ONE DREAM AT A TIME ... At Mid America Bank, we live in the communities we serve. Our customers are neighbors and friends who expect the best from us – it’s personal. That’s why we are committed to providing the best service and lending solutions possible. SPECIALIZING IN REAL ESTATE LENDING LAWRENCE 4114 W. 6th St. • 785- 841- 8055 BALDWIN CITY 802 Ames • 785- 594- 2100 WELLSVILLE 1008 Poplar St. • 785- 883- 4081 • Conventional Home Mortgage Loans • Government Home Mortgage Loans • Rental & investment Property Loans • Construction Loans We service a variety of loans including... • Land and Lot Loans • Home Improvement Loans • Commercial Real Estate Loans J ournal - W orld L A W R E N C E ® 75 cents LJWorld. com SATURDAY • MARCH 21 • 2015 Join us at Facebook. com/ LJWorld and Twitter. com/ LJWorld Sunny, pleasant Today’s forecast, page 8A High: 74 Low: 39 Business 2 A Classified 1 D- 5D Comics 6 A Deaths 2 A Events listings 8A, 2C Horoscope 6 D Opinion 9 A Puzzles 6 D Sports 1 C- 8C Television 8A, 2C USA Today 1B- 6B INSIDE Vol. 157/ No. 80 30 pages A House bill that would have repealed the state’s standards for reading, math and other subjects failed to get out of committee on Friday. Page 3A Reading, math bill Jury: McLinn guilty of murder McLinn Sasko Faces 50 years without parole; sentencing Monday Jurors found Sarah Gonzales Mc- Linn guilty of first- degree murder in the January 2014 killing of Harold “ Hal” Sasko Friday in Douglas County court. The jury deliberated for nearly five hours before determining that McLinn, 20, of Lawrence, was able to form intent when she used a long, black knife to slice the neck of Sasko, 52, of Lawrence, on Jan. 14, 2014. McLinn lived with Sasko at the time of his death and had previously worked for him at Sasko’s CiCi’s Pizza restaurant. In order to find McLinn not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect, jurors had to find that she was “ incapable of possessing the required culpable mental state” to plan and intend to kill Sasko. A determination on a “ Hard 50” sentence — 50 years in jail without the possibility of parole — will wait until Monday. Jurors must decide if there were “ aggravating factors” in the murder that justify the sentence. On Wednesday, jurors watched Mc- Linn’s videotaped post- arrest interview By Caitlin Doornbos Twitter: @ CaitlinDoornbos City manager a finalist for Colorado job Lawrence City Hall’s top official may soon be leaving for a job in Colorado. Lawrence City Manager David Corliss has confirmed he is a finalist for the town manager job of Castle Rock, Colo. The town of about 50,000 people south of Denver hosted Corliss and two other finalists for the position on Wednesday, according to information on the Castle Rock city website. Interviews continued Thursday. There has been no word By Chad Lawhorn Twitter: @ clawhorn_ ljw Scores dead in blasts at Yemen mosques. 1B Please see MCLINN, page 2A Ditch the clay . Not all pots are created equally. A fabric planter can treat your flowers’ roots to a little more kindness. Garden Variety, 4A Corliss Please see MANAGER, page 2A Runaway dog gives birth to 6 healthy puppies Penny, the dusty gold Labrador retriever mix who became the darling of Lawrence social media last month during a search to find the pregnant runaway, is now a mother. Two weeks ago today, Penny gave birth to 13, yes, 13 puppies, said Kate Meghji, executive director of the Lawrence Humane Society. Sadly not all the pups made it, Meghji said, but six are doing well. An announcement about the births was put By Karen Dillon Twitter: @ KarenSDillon Please see PUPPIES, page 2A Stars align for KU vs. Wichita St. MARCH MADNESS Richard Gwin/ Journal- World Photo Mike Yoder/ Journal- World Photo JAYHAWKS LANDEN LUCAS ( 33), KELLY OUBRE JR. ( 12) AND WAYNE SELDEN JR. ( 1) cheer on their teammates during Kansas University’s 75- 56 victory over New Mexico State in Friday’s Midwest Region second round of the NCAA Tournament. The No. 2 Jayhawks move on to face No. 7 Wichita State, which defeated Indiana 81- 76, at 4: 15 p. m. Sunday. RIGHT: Gov. Sam Brownback cheers on the Shockers in their game vs. Indiana on Friday afternoon. Full coverage in Sports, 1C Sunday showdown could push rivalry to new level

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