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Who do you think should be ranked No. 1 in the land?

Poll results

Response Percent
Kansas
 
86%
North Carolina
 
8%
Memphis
 
4%
Total 2240
We all know KU doesn't have a designated 'go-to guy.' But in a late game situation, who do you want taking the final shot?

Poll results

Response Percent
Mario Chalmers
 
71%
Brandon Rush
 
18%
Sherron Collins
 
3%
Darnell Jackson
 
3%
Russell Robinson
 
1%
Darrell Arthur
 
0%
Someone else
 
0%
Total 1678
The Democrats have chosen Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to deliver their response to President Bush's State of the Union Address. What impact could that have on her political career?

Poll results

Response Percent
The Democrats must be grooming her for bigger things, like a cabinet post or vice president.
 
57%
None, it’s just an honor.
 
25%
She’s the answer to those who are anti Hillary Clinton.
 
9%
Not sure.
 
7%
Total 358
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius thanks local heroes who rose up to help their storm-devastated neighbors in the 2008 State of the State Address on Monday at the Kansas State Capitol in Topeka, Kan.  "Kansans came together," Sebelius said on Monday to a packed House chamber. Democratic congressional leaders announced Tuesday that Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will deliver their party's response after President Bush's State of the Union Address later this month. What is she up to?
January 15, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Democratic congressional leaders announced Tuesday that Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will deliver their party’s response after President Bush’s State of the Union Address later this month. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California and Harry Reid of Nevada praised Sebelius’ bipartisan work “to create jobs, grow the economy, make historic investments in education, and make college more affordable.” This is an audition of sorts, observers say, and could be an opportunity for her to be showcased for a national office.
8:00 a.m.
Kansas cornerback Aqib Talib high-steps into the end zone after picking off a pass during the first half as quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) pursues. Talib was named MVP of the Jayhawks' 24-21 victory over Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl on Thursday in Miami. Kansas University athletics officials have scheduled a free public event to celebrate the football team's Orange Bowl victory. KU to celebrate football season
January 16, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Kansas University athletics officials have scheduled a free public event to celebrate the football team’s Orange Bowl victory.
12:00 p.m.
Southwest Junior High School student Doh Yun Kim gives his teammates high fives Tuesday at the Lawrence Junior High Math Contest at district headquarters, 110 McDonald Drive.  The numbers don’t lie: These kids enjoy computation competition
January 16, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Students from Lawrence junior high schools got the opportunity to flex a little brain muscle Tuesday. Nearly 50 seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders competed in the second Lawrence Junior High Math Contest, adding and subtracting their way through a series of difficult math questions.
4:00 p.m.
High School Spodcasters
Lawrence schools show their ability halfway through season
Posted January 16, 2008
As the high school basketball season approaches its halfway point, the boys and girls teams at Lawrence's two 6A high schools have shown what their teams are made of. In this week's High School Spodcasters segment join Matt Tait, Benton Smith and Jesse Temple for a midseason analysis of all four teams.
10:00 p.m.
Priscilla, a cloned calf, left, is with her surrogate mother in a pasture near Austin, Texas, in this 2005 file photo. This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said meat and milk from cloned animals is as safe as that from their counterparts bred the old-fashioned way. Identigen to track products, market response
January 16, 2008 in print edition on 11B
Now that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it’s perfectly healthy for Americans to eat meat and drink milk from cloned animals and such animals’ offspring, leaders at a Lawrence company are waiting to see whether consumers - and the companies who feed them - buy into the notion.

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NBA Roundup
January 16, 2008 in print edition on B4
Scores from around the league.
City athletes of the week
January 16, 2008 in print edition on B8
Weston Wiebe & Haley Parker
KU women not panicking, but No. 6 Baylor awaits
Jayhawks head to Waco still looking for first conference victory
January 16, 2008 in print edition on B6
Back-to-back Big 12 Conference defeats don’t mean Bonnie Henrickson is reaching for the button with the capital P on it.
Salary puzzle
The Kansas Legislature’s current consideration of additional funds for teacher salaries may argue for the local district holding off on additional tax increases for that purpose.
January 16, 2008 in print edition on A12
It’s a given that any governmental entity always thinks it needs more money to do the things it wants and needs to do. Nonetheless, local taxpayers would be grateful if the Lawrence school board would consider holding off on a proposal to add a half-mill to the local property tax levy in order to max out its local option budget.