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Polls
Which KU player has improved most since the beginning of the Big 12 season?

Poll results

Response Percent
Mario Little
 
50%
Tyrel Reed
 
20%
Travis Releford
 
15%
Marcus Morris
 
8%
Other
 
3%
Markieff Morris
 
2%
Total 298
Will Alex Rodriguez admitting that he used performance-enhancing drugs earlier in his career affect his chances of getting into the Hall of Fame?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes.
 
69%
No.
 
22%
Not sure.
 
8%
Total 455
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Kansas guard Tyrel Reed lowers his head in dejection as Missouri's Leo Lyons (5) and the Tigers go wild following their 62-60 win over the Jayhawks Monday, Feb. 9, 2009 at Mizzou Arena. FINAL: Zaire Taylor’s jumper lifts MU to 62-60 comeback victory
6:33 p.m., February 9, 2009 Updated 1:26 a.m.
MU guard hits shot with 1.4 seconds left to sink KU.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas defenders Mario Little, left, and Cole Aldrich take a bit of harassment from the Missouri faithful during the second half Monday, Feb. 9, 2009 at Mizzou Arena. Border bummer: Kansas smarting after blowing 14-point halftime lead in 62-60 loss
February 10, 2009 in print edition on 1B
The memory of 1,000 or so gold-clad Missouri fans rushing the court to celebrate the Tigers’ 62-60 victory over Kansas University will stick with Cole Aldrich a long, long time. “Oh, it’s tough. This is one of those games that will linger,” Aldrich, KU’s sophomore center, said Monday after the Jayhawks squandered a 14-point halftime lead, losing on a jumper in the lane by junior Zaire Taylor with 1.3 seconds left.
10:00 a.m.
This architect's rendering shows the Wal-Mart site at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive. Sixth Street Wal-Mart to open on April 29; 235 to be hired
11:20 a.m., February 9, 2009 Updated 4:50 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Wal-Mart plans to opens its Supercenter at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive on April 29, the retailer announced Monday.
10:49 a.m.
Melvin and Joyce Williams, of MJ Ranch in rural Douglas County, are opposed to a “cow tax,” a fee that could apply to farms with livestock operations that emit more than 100 tons of carbon emissions in a year. Cattle produce methane, a potent greenhouse gas that can contribute to global warming, the Environmental Protection Agency says. Farmers may wind up paying for gas produced by their cows
February 9, 2009 in print edition on 1A
It’s a stinky notion for farmers. Belching and gaseous cows and hogs could end up costing them money if the federal government decides to charge fees for animals that pollute the air. The suggestion has some Douglas County farmers turning up their noses.
2:00 p.m.
Traffic moves along Bob Billings Parkway between Iowa Street and Kasold Drive in this file photo. Lawrence was placed on a list of speed trap cities along with Overland Park. More speeders under the radar
February 10, 2009 in print edition on 3A
If you got a speeding ticket in Lawrence in 2008, consider yourself unlucky. For the third consecutive year, the city issued significantly fewer speeding tickets. According to a new annual report from Lawrence Municipal Court, 6,049 speeding tickets were issued in 2008. That’s a 15 percent decline — or about 1,100 fewer tickets than were issued in 2007.
6:00 p.m.
Students taking a Kansas University course in digital animation and game creation meet in the virtual world of Second Life. Stacey Fox, assistant professor of art, has created her avatar, an orange fox named Sage Duncan. Second course: KU class meets in online fantasy site
February 10, 2009 in print edition on 1C
Imagine a classroom where the professor is an orange fox named Sage Duncan.

All stories

Imani Winds gives private concert to preschoolers
February 10, 2009
Some local preschoolers got behind the curtain at the Lied Center to face the music made by a Grammy-nominated wind quintet.
Rollover accident on Kentucky causes minor injuries
February 10, 2009
A rollover accident at 12th and Kentucky streets late Tuesday afternoon stopped up rush hour traffic.
State agencies told to prepare for dramatic budget cuts — as much as 19 percent
February 10, 2009 in print edition on A1
State agencies are being told to prepare for deep cuts in the next fiscal year, possibly as much as 19 percent.
Baker University president explains staff cuts
February 10, 2009 in print edition on A1
Baker University President Pat Long announced 23 layoffs system-wide at the school’s four campuses as the result of a $1 million shortfall in the budget.Those layoffs were made Thursday and Friday. She said she doesn’t expect more.
House committee advances legacy tuition plan for KU
February 10, 2009
A House committee Tuesday approved legislation that could allow Kansas University to offer tuition breaks to out-of-state students.
Newspaper seeking stories of the economy
February 10, 2009 in print edition on B12
Have you been laid off? Can’t make your mortgage payments or can’t sell your house?
Leawood man convicted in explosion of stolen Jayhawk statue
02:08 p.m., February 10, 2009 Updated 02:45 p.m. in print edition on A3
A 22-year-old Leawood man blew up a fiberglass Jayhawks On Parade statue that was stolen in August 2007 from Legends Place Apartments, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Michael Vanlerberg admitted to explosions that destroyed a mailbox, damaged three cars and blew up the Jayhawk statue, said Jim Cross, acting U.S. Attorney Marietta Parker’s spokesman.
Suspect in animal cruelty case released from jail on bond
February 10, 2009 in print edition on A3
A Kansas University international student charged with felony animal cruelty was released from jail on $12,000 bond, jail records indicate.
Senator’s bill would make it illegal for anyone under 18 to have a cigarette lighter
February 10, 2009 in print edition on A6
Firefighters and health officials Tuesday called for new restrictions aimed at keeping cigarette lighters out of the hands of children. “Too many children have access to cigarette lighters because the lighters are displayed in stores where children can easily see them, reach them, take them or purchase them,” said state Sen. Oletha Faust-Goudeau, D-Wichita.
Senate passes Obama’s economic recovery plan
February 10, 2009
President Barack Obama’s economic recovery plan has passed the U.S. Senate and is on its way to difficult House-Senate negotiations.
Republicans take dim view of CO2 regulations
11:48 a.m., February 10, 2009 Updated 02:05 p.m.
Key Kansas legislators don’t think a state agency has ended any uncertainty with a policy statement about carbon dioxide emissions.
10 plead guilty to drug-trafficking ring in Lawrence
February 10, 2009 in print edition on A1
Ten suspects pleaded guilty to federal charges for participating in a crack cocaine trafficking ring in Lawrence, acting U.S. Attorney Marietta Parker’s office said Tuesday.
Senate considers designating certain highways for increased fines
February 10, 2009
A Kansas Senate committee is considering a bill that would double fines for speeding on heavily traveled roads around the state.
Sebelius meets with Mo. governor on possible economic stimulus
10:17 a.m., February 10, 2009 Updated 04:06 p.m. in print edition on B12
The governors of Missouri and Kansas meet with Kansas City business leaders to discuss President Barack Obama’s proposed economic stimulus package.
Lawmakers asked to increase state’s minimum wage
February 10, 2009 in print edition on A5
Advocates for labor and Kansans with disabilities urged lawmakers Tuesday to increase the state minimum wage, which at $2.65 per hour is the lowest in the nation.
History museum confronts years of problems
February 10, 2009 in print edition on A3
The future of Watkins Community Museum of History is uncertain without major changes in its operation and fundraising efforts, a consultant’s study has found. A newly formed advisory committee is ready to work with the Douglas County Historical Society in trying to fix problems that have plagued the museum for years.
Death toll from Australian wildfires rises above 170
February 10, 2009 in print edition on A10
Disaster teams found charred bodies on roadsides and in crashed cars — grim signs of the futile attempt to flee raging wildfires fed by 60 mph winds, record heat and drought that caught even fire-savvy Australians by surprise.
Parents see need for kids to have unstructured time
February 10, 2009 in print edition on C1
Beth Anne Cuda wasn’t sure if she should be proud or worried that her 13-year-old daughter Kacey was phoning and texting her classmates to set up appointments to work on their group homework project.
‘Wingman’ doesn’t break any new ground
February 10, 2009 in print edition on B8
Back when reality television was new, it seemed fresher and more exciting than scripted television. Much of this had to do with the idea that “anybody” could become a star just by breaking into a sweat in the presence of Regis Philbin. Well-paid writers busy churning out scripts for the 14th Tony Danza sitcom just didn’t seem to come up with anything as novel as the banter between Rudy and Richard Hatch.
County count
Consolidating counties in the state may be worth considering, but a state legislator’s plan is too drastic to get serious attention.
February 10, 2009 in print edition on A9
Just in case the current session of the Kansas Legislature needed a little excitement … How about a couple of bills that reduce the size of the Legislature by about 25 percent and create a commission to look at cutting the number of Kansas counties from 105 to 13?
Ex-president energizes ailing reformist camp
February 10, 2009 in print edition on C8
The battered reformist movement was energized with hopes of a political comeback Monday after its most powerful advocate, Mohammad Khatami, entered the race for president, a matchup one liberal Web site predicted would be “an Armageddon between reformists and hard-liners.”
Fraternity reports members’ tires slashed
February 10, 2009 in print edition on A5
Lawrence police are investigating an act of vandalism targeting members of a Kansas University fraternity. Members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon said that between 4:45 a.m. and 7 a.m. Sunday, someone slashed tires on nearly 25 vehicles parked in the fraternity’s parking lot at 1301 West Campus Road.
Cuts loom as Chrysler, GM finish viability plans
February 10, 2009 in print edition on B9
Fear of more plant closures and other cuts that are likely to cost thousands of jobs is spreading through General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC as the companies approach a Feb. 17 deadline to show the government they can be viable.
Border bummer: Kansas smarting after blowing 14-point halftime lead in 62-60 loss
February 10, 2009 in print edition on B1
The memory of 1,000 or so gold-clad Missouri fans rushing the court to celebrate the Tigers’ 62-60 victory over Kansas University will stick with Cole Aldrich a long, long time. “Oh, it’s tough. This is one of those games that will linger,” Aldrich, KU’s sophomore center, said Monday after the Jayhawks squandered a 14-point halftime lead, losing on a jumper in the lane by junior Zaire Taylor with 1.3 seconds left.
Missouri rises to occasion late
February 10, 2009 in print edition on B4
He spoke softly, but DeMarre Carroll delivered a big message when asked if Missouri had taken back the Border War in basketball. “Yeah,” he said barely over a whisper with a big smile, “I would say that.” With Monday’s 62-60 victory at Mizzou Arena, the Tigers snapped a five-game losing streak against the Jayhawks.
Ottawa University hires music director, dean
February 10, 2009 in print edition on B9
Roger Kugler, former dean of enrollment at Ottawa University, has accepted the position of director of university music programs. Kugler has served as dean and professor of music at Virginia Commonwealth University, Baker University, Middle Tennessee State University and Central Methodist University.
Hard-liners hold edge in Israeli election
February 10, 2009 in print edition on A10
Israel’s election has suddenly become too close to call, though hard-liners are expected to have a clear edge in the horse trading that is sure to follow today’s vote. The fractious coalition government likely to emerge could complicate efforts to create a Palestinian state and pose big challenges for President Barack Obama, who has made achieving Middle East peace a top priority.
A-Rod confesses to cheating during Ranger years
February 10, 2009 in print edition on B1
Alex Rodriguez admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs during his years playing with the Texas Rangers, 2001-03.
Economic woes take a bite out of Westminster dog show
February 10, 2009 in print edition on A2
Munching on a hot dog, Monica Schott surveyed the row of French bulldogs backstage at Madison Square Garden. Pretty sparse, by Westminster Kennel Club standards. “It’s very noticeable,” the longtime handler from upstate New York said Monday. “I was hoping to see that a lot of people would spend their money to come here, to give them some outlet from what’s going on with the economy. I guess not.”
Smoking curbs clear hurdle in legislature
February 10, 2009 in print edition on A2
In a sign of how vilified smoking has become, lawmakers in Virginia — where the world’s largest cigarette factory churns out Marlboros — passed curbs on smoking in restaurants. Monday’s 59-39 vote in the House of Delegates approved a watered-down bill that allows smoking only in private clubs, outdoor cafes, designated smoking rooms and establishments that are off-limits to minors.
Dozens of mummies discovered in tomb
February 10, 2009 in print edition on C8
A storeroom housing about two dozen ancient Egyptian mummies has been unearthed inside a 2,600-year-old tomb during the latest round of excavations at the vast necropolis of Saqqara south of Cairo, archaeologists said Monday.
A.G. is reviewing state secret claims
February 10, 2009 in print edition on A2
Eric Holder, the new attorney general, has ordered a review of all claims of state secrets, which were used under President Bush to shield controversial anti-terrorism programs from lawsuits. The so-called state secrets privilege was invoked by the previous administration to stymie a lawsuit challenging the government’s warrantless wiretapping program.
Skyscraper project battles rocky economy
February 10, 2009 in print edition on C8
At City Hall, leaders of the nation’s sixth-largest city are warning about painful cuts as the recession slices deeper and deeper into the budget: library cuts, pool closures, less snow removal and layoffs. But on an empty lot six blocks away, private developers are pushing ahead with plans to build a 1,510-foot skyscraper that would be one of the tallest buildings in the world.
Scholastic chided for selling toys in book clubs
February 10, 2009 in print edition on C8
Scholastic Corp., the U.S. publisher of the Harry Potter books, has come under criticism from a children’s advocacy group for using its vast, venerable network of school-based book clubs to market toys and other noneducational items such as video games and lip gloss.
Study reinforces flu, humidity link
February 10, 2009 in print edition on A10
Grandma may have been right about keeping a teakettle warming on the stove in winter to moisten the air. Studies of seasonal influenza have long found indications that flu spreads better in dry air.
County officials eye stimulus funds for energy efficiency
February 10, 2009 in print edition on A7
Douglas County leaders hope to be able to use a portion of their federal economic stimulus funds to make energy-efficient improvements to county buildings. The county commissioners last year hired a company to audit the county’s operations and facilities to tell them about possible changes to save energy and costs. The county has not yet committed to any of the proposed changes.
Pakistani government blamed for beheading
February 10, 2009 in print edition on C8
Poland promised Monday to issue international arrest warrants for Taliban militants after the apparent beheading of a Polish engineer in Pakistan, and officials charged that elements within the Pakistani government shared blame for the killing.
Global warming’s effect on bird migration profound, Audubon Society study says
February 10, 2009 in print edition on A1
An Audubon Society study to be released today found that more than half of 305 birds species in North America, a hodgepodge that includes robins, gulls, chickadees and owls, are spending the winter about 35 miles farther north than they did 40 years ago.
Obama bites back at GOP criticism
February 10, 2009 in print edition on A1
So much for bipartisanship. Day after day of Republican sniping at President Barack Obama and the massive economic recovery bill he wants Congress to pass quickly appeared to get the best of the leader who pledged to govern across party lines and mend old, bitter partisan divisions.
Discussion set on homeless camping
February 10, 2009 in print edition on A3
A discussion about whether homeless individuals should be allowed to camp on public property in the city is on tap for city commissioners tonight. Commissioners have heard from some homeless service advocates that the city should designate an area in the city where camping would be legal. Currently, there are ordinances that prohibit camping in city parks and other pieces of public property.
KDHE accepting watershed proposals
February 10, 2009 in print edition on A7
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is accepting proposals for Kansas Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy projects. A Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS) is a planning and management framework that engages stakeholders in a process to identify watershed restoration and protection needs, establish watershed management goals, create a cost-effective action plan to achieve goals, and implement the plan.
Cut the cost of doing your laundry
February 10, 2009 in print edition on C1
To add insult to injury, the time-sucking chore of laundry is also a drain on your wallet.
Ex-KU aide Fello hired by Marshall
February 10, 2009 in print edition on B3
Former Kansas and Kansas State assistant football coach Bob Fello has been hired as defensive line coach at Marshall University.
Jobs are key
February 10, 2009 in print edition on A9
To the editor: In good times, and now in bad, conservatives have the same chant: “Let people keep more of their own money.” Thus the Republicans keep pressing for lower taxes to stimulate the economy. But the key now is employment. People who are afraid of losing their jobs stop spending. The downward spiral has to be interrupted.
Cavs send Jackson to Erie of NBADL
February 10, 2009 in print edition on B3
Darnell Jackson, a starter on Kansas University’s 2008 NCAA championship basketball team, has been farmed out by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
No. 1 UConn provides stability in latest AP poll
February 10, 2009 in print edition on B3
The monthlong run of new No. 1s is over. Connecticut held the top spot in the Associated Press’ college basketball poll for a second straight week after a run that saw a different team on top for four straight weeks.
On the record
February 10, 2009 in print edition on A4
A pedestrian who was hit by a car Friday morning was drunk, a Lawrence police spokeswoman said Monday. David Kalb, 45, Lawrence, was flown by air ambulance to Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., after the accident, which occurred shortly before 7 a.m. on 11th Street between Kentucky and Vermont streets. “The investigation determined that he was intoxicated in the roadway,” said Kim Murphree, police spokeswoman.
Ga. plant at center of salmonella scare raided
February 10, 2009 in print edition on A2
Federal agents on Monday raided a Georgia peanut processing plant linked to the nationwide salmonella outbreak that has prompted one of the largest product recalls in U.S. history. The FBI executed search warrants at both the plant in Blakely, Ga., and at Peanut Corp. of America’s headquarters in Lynchburg, Va., according to a senior congressional aide with knowledge of the raids.
Veritas boys win, girls lose
February 10, 2009 in print edition on B3
John Hicks scored 18 point to lead the Veritas Christian boys basketball team to a 35-33 victory over St. Mary’s on Monday night.
Steelers unaware of QB’s injury
Big Ben played in Super Bowl with two broken ribs
February 10, 2009 in print edition on B2
The Pittsburgh Steelers have no knowledge that Ben Roethlisberger played the Super Bowl with two broken ribs, as the quarterback told a Web site
Driver’s ed fee increased again
February 10, 2009 in print edition on A5
The Lawrence school board approved another $25 price hike in the driver’s education program to help ensure that it continues. This comes after an initial increase of $200 during the Jan. 12 board meeting. “The timing was unfortunate because two days later the first round of budget recommendations come out and included no funding for driver’s education,” said Patrick Kelly, the fine arts, career and technical education curriculum specialist.
Education cuts
February 10, 2009 in print edition on A9
To the editor: The first thing so-called moderate Senate Republicans chose to eliminate from Obama’s stimulus bill was about $80 billion for education (school construction, higher education, Head Start, child nutrition). They chose to redirect this money into their own pet pork projects.
Trophy squirrel?
February 10, 2009 in print edition on A9
To the editor: In light of some recent letters to the editor, will the Journal-World show the picture of the winner of the Squirrel Scramble along with his trophy squirrel?
More speeders under the radar
Patrols are down, and so are number of tickets issued
February 10, 2009 in print edition on A3
If you got a speeding ticket in Lawrence in 2008, consider yourself unlucky. For the third consecutive year, the city issued significantly fewer speeding tickets. According to a new annual report from Lawrence Municipal Court, 6,049 speeding tickets were issued in 2008. That’s a 15 percent decline — or about 1,100 fewer tickets than were issued in 2007.
People in the news
February 10, 2009 in print edition on B8
• Reports: Police officials say Rihanna was victim• Calif. artist sues AP over image of Obama• Usher’s wife recovering from surgery in Brazil• Van Morrison revisits ‘Astral Weeks’ album• Nick Cannon to host ’America’s Got Talent’
Book choices offer romantic, frugal date ideas
February 10, 2009 in print edition on B9
It’s often quoted that money is the main cause of marital discord and even divorce. But that’s not quite accurate. What really causes the fights is all the emotional baggage — fear, mistrust, immaturity, selfishness, or lack of self-worth — that gets stirred up when money enters the conversation. Money — that’s just a convenient, albeit huge, hook for the quarrels.
Peanut butter sales fall amid fears
February 10, 2009 in print edition on B9
Shoppers are leaving jarred peanut butter off their grocery lists, according to sales figures, even though familiar brands have not been affected by the salmonella outbreak that has sickened hundreds and led to one of the largest product recalls in U.S. history.
SEC, Madoff agree to settle civil fraud case
February 10, 2009 in print edition on A2
The Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday announced an agreement with disgraced money manager Bernard Madoff that could eventually force him to pay a civil fine and return money raised from investors. The partial judgment, which renders permanent a preliminary injunction that froze Madoff’s assets after his arrest in December, must be approved by the judge overseeing the case in federal court in Manhattan.
A step forward
February 10, 2009 in print edition on A9
To the editor: President Wefald and Chancellor Hemenway recently signed an agreement that will usher in a new era of cooperation in cancer research in Kansas. This document, lauded as supporting the KU Cancer Center’s application for National Cancer Institute designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, will benefit both research centers.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
February 10, 2009 in print edition on A9
From the Lawrence Daily World for Feb. 10, 1909: “Now that the huge YMCA convention is over, it has been determined that the local YMCA wound up with a deficit of $125. There were 619 delegates entertained. … More than 40 farmers and taxpayers gathered at Hesper last night to protest plans to build rock roads in the area. They say dirt roads are fine and they do not want to be faced with the costs for rock and the grading it would create.”
Kansas basketball notebook
February 10, 2009 in print edition on B5
Kansas University freshman Marcus Morris picked up a technical foul after committing a personal foul, barking at official Scott Thornley just 39 seconds into the second half. Saddled with four fouls, Morris sat the rest of the game.
Octuplets’ mom expected to have twins
February 10, 2009 in print edition on C8
The mother who gave birth to octuplets acknowledged in an interview aired Monday that she was “fixated” on having children but said she never expected to have more than twins in her latest pregnancy.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
February 10, 2009 in print edition on A9
The Kansas Board of Regents announced that Laurence Chalmers, vice president for academic affairs at Florida State University at Tallahassee, would become the 11th Kansas University chancellor. Chalmers, 40, was to succeed the resigned Clarke Wescoe on July 1.
Failure to match TV heroes’ ideal tied to depression
February 10, 2009 in print edition on C1
Watching the superhero cop on television save the day and win the affection of his sexy crime-fighting partner may whittle away at an awkward teenage boy’s self-esteem and even lead to depression by the time he becomes a young man, a new study has found.
Pump patrol
February 10, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $1.76 at the BP at 19th Street and Haskell Avenue.
Jayhawks made Aldrich disappear
February 10, 2009 in print edition on B1
He shouldn’t be difficult to find. He’s the tallest guy on the floor. He wears an ugly mask. He battles for position on the block as told, and he catches everything thrown his way. Yet, for some reason, Cole Aldrich again somehow became invisible to his teammates. If only the Kansas University guards had thrown him the ball more often, a terribly messy self-destruction could have been avoided.
Latin America a low priority for Obama
February 10, 2009 in print edition on A9
After a week in the capital interviewing senior Obama administration foreign policy officials, here are some of my conclusions — granted, very preliminary — about how the new government will deal with U.S. Hispanics and Latin America.
Horoscopes
February 10, 2009 in print edition on B8
Aquarius is recognized as the independent flag carrier and the ultimate friend of the zodiac. This year, you discover that you are much happier working as a team. If you are single, you often prefer to be with one individual this year rather than groups. If you are attached, look to more quality in relating. Virgo understands you better than you think!
Drug violence from Mexico spills over into U.S. cities
February 10, 2009 in print edition on A2
Just as government officials had feared, the drug violence raging in Mexico is spilling over into the United States. U.S. authorities are reporting a spike in killings, kidnappings and home invasions connected to Mexico’s murderous cartels.
Who is the real Alex Rodriguez?
February 10, 2009 in print edition on B2
It’s always, always something with Alex Rodriguez. Someone who knows Alex very well said that to me Saturday, and that was someone who likes Alex. I could not agree more: Controversy just sticks to him.
Second course: KU class meets in online fantasy site
February 10, 2009 in print edition on C1
Imagine a classroom where the professor is an orange fox named Sage Duncan.
Young reader questions negative stigma about marijuana
February 10, 2009 in print edition on C1
Dear W & K: If marijuana has never killed anyone (people kill people) nor has it been proven detrimental to your health, why is it considered such a dangerous drug?
Brownback hopeful detainees won’t be moved to Kansas
February 10, 2009 in print edition on B10
Sen. Sam Brownback said Monday that Washington policymakers are beginning to slow down and think through the decision to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay and move the detainees. Brownback said that as policymakers learn more about Fort Leavenworth and two other military sites being considered as possible locations for the prisoners, they’re less likely to want to move some of the 240 suspected terrorists to Kansas.