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

Poll results

Response Percent
Mario Little
Tyrel Reed
Travis Releford
Marcus Morris
Markieff Morris
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
Not sure.
Total 455

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.

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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?