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Do you think Kansas deserves the label of having the worst public school science standards in the country that was given to it by a national education group?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes. The State Board of Education’s decision to challenge and criticize evolution in school science curriculum standards has damaged the state’s science reputation.
 
53%
Yes. Even if the state board’s decision is reversed, Kansas now has a bad reputation that will hurt it in luring bioscience industries to locate here.
 
19%
No. By challenging evolution, the state board is merely encouraging students to be open to other ideas on how we came to be.
 
14%
No. This was a political decision and doesn’t reflect how science is actually being taught in Kansas schools.
 
10%
Undecided.
 
1%
Total 2240
What is the best part of playing organized sports?

Poll results

Response Percent
Making new friends
 
46%
Learning how to play a sport
 
40%
Winning trophies
 
13%
Getting a uniform
 
0%
Total 15
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On the record
December 14, 2005
Lawrence datebook
December 14, 2005
Commodities
December 14, 2005
Title test awaits Firebirds
FSHS girls to face Junction City for Bonner crown
December 14, 2005
Bryan Duncan had other plans, but he isn’t complaining.
As coaches’ salaries rise, schools race to keep up
Small pool, big impact ensure paychecks will continue to swell
December 14, 2005
Tom Davis didn’t go into coaching to get rich; it just happened that way.
UT’s Young tops on All-America ballot
Texas QB’s selection relegates Southern Cal’s Leinart to second team
December 14, 2005
Vince Young can claim at least one victory over Southern California this season.
Royals trying to lure Mientkiewicz
First baseman involved in ownership dispute over baseball caught for final out of Red Sox Series win
December 14, 2005
The Kansas City Royals are attempting to sign Doug Mientkiewicz, the Gold Glove first baseman best known for taking the ball from the final out of Boston’s World Series win in 2004.
Strong action
It’s too bad such a drastic measure is needed, but a new policy approved by the Lawrence school board seems like a valid way to curb intoxication at school dances.
December 14, 2005
Congratulations to the Lawrence school board for sticking with its plan to require students to pass a Breathalyzer test before attending school-sponsored dances
Spirit of the season
What a joyful legacy Maxine Lee has left behind.
December 14, 2005
This is a story about the true joy of Christmas.
Dramatic turnaround has Vikings in chase
Six weeks ago, Minnesota was at joke at 2-5; now, team contending for NFC North title at 8-5
December 14, 2005
Brad Johnson stood in the huddle two weeks ago against Detroit and couldn’t pass up a chance to have a little fun at his opponent’s expense.
Daily ticker
December 14, 2005
Horoscopes
December 14, 2005
For Wednesday, Dec. 14
Riley a hit in return to bench
Shaq scores 30 as Heat turn back Bulls, 100-97
December 14, 2005
Pat Riley insists he’s a changed man, even if his return to coaching had a decidedly familiar feel.