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If you could pick one former Jayhawk football player, in his prime, to join the 2009 KU football team to give it the best shot to win the Big 12 North, who would you pick?

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Gale Sayers
Dana Stubblefield
Aqib Talib
Charles Gordon
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Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, R-Kan., and his wife, Sen. Elizabeth Dole, R-N.C., appear at the unveiling of his portrait at the U.S. Capitol in July, 2006. Doles to discuss public service
April 30, 2009 in print edition on 3A
In interviews Wednesday, former senators Bob and Elizabeth Dole said they looked forward to relaying the importance of public service to young people when they visit Kansas University this weekend. Bob Dole said being part of a couple where both partners had large responsibilities outside the home used to be rare, but now it’s more common.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas' Sherron Collins hoists the trophy on Monday, April 7, 2008 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. KU lends 2008 basketball championship trophy to speaker of Kansas House
April 30, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Kansas University officials have loaned the 2008 men’s basketball championship trophy to House Speaker Mike O’Neal, R-Hutchinson.
10:00 a.m.
Governor Mark Parkinson gave his first address to the state legislature during a joint session of the house and senate in the house chamber of the capital building in Topeka Thursday, April 30, 2009. Gov. Parkinson outlines budget plan; blasts Texas on NBAF
4:44 p.m., April 30, 2009 Updated 6:48 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Kansas’ new governor, Mark Parkinson, on Thursday vowed that the state would overcome the worsening recession, and got his biggest applause when he fired a verbal shot at Texas, which is trying to stop construction of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility at Kansas State University.
2:00 p.m.
Salesman Ed Gross writes up sales figures on a window at a Chrysler dealership in San Jose, Calif., Thursday. Chrysler will file for bankruptcy after talks with a small group of creditors crumbled just a day before a government deadline for the automaker to come up with a restructuring plan, President Barack Obama said. Auto dealers looking to future
May 1, 2009 in print edition on 5A
Junior Brubeck wishes his auto supplier hadn’t needed to file for bankruptcy protection Thursday.
6:00 p.m.
Free State high school juniors Lea Greenberg and Justin Saathoff touch up paint on the kitchen cabinets at the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen, 221 W. 10th St. Free State students and teachers worked on volunteer projects across Lawrence on Thursday, including at schools and community centers. The maintenance and beautification efforts were part of the annual Great Green Help. In back, from left, are juniors Drue Davis and Arial Whitely and special services teacher Llara Baska. Free State juniors spend day volunteering as part of Great Green Help
April 30, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Rain couldn’t stop Free State High School juniors from giving back to Lawrence during their annual Great Green Help. About 270 students of the Class of 2010 were spread out over 20 locations around town to do community service.

All stories

Lawrence resident tapped for HHS post
May 1, 2009 in print edition on B2
Kansas Secretary of Aging Kathy Greenlee may soon follow Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. President Obama has announced his intention to nominate Greenlee to the post of assistant secretary, administration on aging.
High water renders some Clinton Lake boat ramps, beaches unusable
May 1, 2009 in print edition on B1
Two beaches and three boat ramps at Clinton Lake are closed because of high water, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Parkinson discusses priorities in exclusive interview
May 1, 2009 in print edition on B1
Gov. Mark Parkinson took over the job this week amid an historic economic downturn and state budget crisis in the most intense part of the legislative session.
Johnson County resident believed to have swine flu
May 1, 2009
Kansas health officials have sent a probable case of swine flu from a person in suburban Kansas City to the federal labs in Atlanta for testing.
Parkinson upset over energy impasse
May 1, 2009
An impasse over energy policy in Kansas bothers Gov. Mark Parkinson.
Federal government will finance study of dam at Lake Alvamar
Lake hadn’t been allowed to be filled because dam didn’t meet standards
May 1, 2009 in print edition on B1
U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins isn’t sure whether the dam at Lake Alvamar might be upgraded, or when the lake in southwestern Lawrence might be filled once again, but she does know one thing for certain: A federal study will start the process toward helping adjacent property owners, local governments and others upstream in the urbanizing watershed understand just what needs to be done.
City of Lawrence being asked to establish campsite for homeless people
May 1, 2009 in print edition on A1
City commissioners are being asked to establish a campground for up to 50 homeless people in either Burcham Park or a wooded area along the Kansas River in East Lawrence.
Parkinson will wait until legislative session ends to name next lieutenant governor
May 1, 2009
Gov. Mark Parkinson says he will wait until the Legislature has finished its session before picking his replacement as lieutenant governor.
House strips proposed pay cut from budget bill
02:19 p.m., May 1, 2009 Updated 06:00 p.m. in print edition on A1
The Kansas House on Friday rejected a Republican leadership bill to cut the budget, which Democrats said they hoped would spur interest in smaller reductions and delaying the phaseout of tax breaks for businesses.
Swine flu leads Tonganoxie couple to cancel honeymoon trip to Mexico
May 1, 2009 in print edition on B2
Hollie Fritz and Justin Van Dyke, both of Tonganoxie, will exchange vows in just a few days. However, they’re putting a rain check on a honeymoon getaway to Mexico because of swine flu concerns.
Cooks getting ready to smoke the competition at Lawrence barbecue contest
May 1, 2009
The cooks at the Sertoma 48 BarBQ contest will all be grilling, but the end product — whether the meat is rubbed, smoked, marinated or glazed — is a different story.
Transportation officials schedule public meeting on plan for interchange at I-70 and K-7
May 1, 2009
State transportation officials will conduct a public meeting to explain the planning process for a new interchange at Interstate 70 and Kansas Highway 7.
KU professor not named next Pitt State president
11:20 a.m., May 1, 2009 Updated 11:58 a.m.
The Kansas Board of Regents has named Steven Scott as Pittsburg State University’s new president.
Lawrence police investigating death at Naismith Hall
09:46 a.m., May 1, 2009 Updated 03:29 p.m. in print edition on B1
Lawrence police are investigating the death of a male person at Naismith Hall, 1800 Naismith Drive.
Free State clipped by SM East
May 1, 2009 in print edition on B1
After 11 and a half hours of action, three or four trips inside and back out and countless aces and out calls, the Free State High boys tennis team came up one point short.
2010 recruit Barnes to showcase talent tonight
May 1, 2009 in print edition on B1
It’s a quiet period in recruiting, which means no college basketball head coaches or full-time assistants can attend tonight’s featured game of the 2009 Jayhawk Invitational.
Chicago forces Game 7
May 1, 2009 in print edition on B3
One more thriller, and now, the Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics will play a decisive seventh game.
Pump patrol
May 1, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $1.85 at several locations.
Chrysler succumbs to bankruptcy
May 1, 2009 in print edition on A5
The first sound of the gavel in Chrysler’s bankruptcy case might as well be the bang of a starter’s pistol.
Good riddance to Specter
May 1, 2009 in print edition on A11
The return of Sen. Arlen Specter to the Democratic Party (he flipped in 1965 from “Kennedy Democrat” to Republican) is something that should be celebrated by Republicans, at least those who are proud to call themselves conservatives.
Put torture behind us
May 1, 2009 in print edition on A11
I sat next to Ted Stevens at a Washington dinner years ago and found him unpleasant in a raspy, cartoonish way, but I was happy to see his conviction thrown out.
Iraqi refugees staying put
May 1, 2009 in print edition on A8
The vast majority of Iraqis who fled their country have no plans to return even though violence is way down, many hoping instead to resettle in the West.
Owner should take audit back to IRS
May 1, 2009 in print edition on B11
Q: I sold my duplex in 2004 and declared my profit on my tax return, but have been fighting the IRS ever since then about some deductions on the sale. Last week, I received a letter and a phone call from a collection agency that said it would place a lien on my current home if I do not pay the back taxes I supposedly owe. What can I do?
May 1, 2009 in print edition on B10
This year, your family, home and immediate circle gain in significance. You develop a skill for ironing out difficult feelings. Efforts to help others or to work through an emotional issue are not only significant but also successful. If you are single, you’ll meet people far more easily in 2010. January on, you could meet someone who’s significant to your life history.
Net Worth: Test your Lawrence lore, courtesy of Facebook apps
May 1, 2009 in print edition on C1
Facebook is brimming with wily ways to quiz yourself and your friends.
Palace Cards & Gifts closing; restaurant to take its place
May 1, 2009 in print edition on B11
The longtime downtown card and gift shop at Eighth and Massachusetts streets is set to close by the end of May to make way for the national chain restaurant Noodles & Company.
Kief’s Audio Video conducts open house
May 1, 2009 in print edition on B11
Kief’s Audio Video, 2429 Iowa, was host to an open house on Thursday.
Waterboarding protests ring hollow
May 1, 2009 in print edition on A10
Torture is an impermissible evil. Except under two circumstances.
Africans have world’s greatest genetic variation
May 1, 2009 in print edition on A6
Africans have more genetic variation than anyone else on Earth, according to a new study that helps narrow the location where humans first evolved, probably near the South Africa-Namibia border.
When professional icons such as the New York Yankees encounter hard times, how much will other athletic groups suffer?
May 1, 2009 in print edition on A10
People see the exorbitant amounts of money that people in the field of athletics rake in, personally and corporately. Observers are, first, disturbed and, second, curious about how long it will be before the current economic collapse catches up with such fund-grubbers.
Immigrants arrested in state gang sweep
May 1, 2009 in print edition on B12
Immigration and police authorities have arrested 17 illegal immigrants in Wichita during an operation targeting foreign-born gang members.
Weedy street
May 1, 2009 in print edition on A10
To the editor: The city of Lawrence should be ashamed to have the median of a major thoroughfare, Kasold Drive, filled from edge to edge with thick masses of yellow, then white, dandelions year after year.
Auto dealers looking to future
Nothing’s changed,’ president of Chrysler dealership says
May 1, 2009 in print edition on A5
Junior Brubeck wishes his auto supplier hadn’t needed to file for bankruptcy protection Thursday.
Some animals ‘dance’ to music
May 1, 2009 in print edition on A9
They wouldn’t blow away the competition on “Dancing with the Stars,” but it turns out that some birds got rhythm.
Disney takes Hulu stake
May 1, 2009 in print edition on B10
Disney movies and ABC TV shows will be available on now that Walt Disney Co. is taking an equity stake in the popular video streaming site, joining its founders, NBC Universal and News Corp.
Royals’ Buck packs punch
May 1, 2009 in print edition on B4
The Associated Press Royals 8, Blue Jays 6 Kansas City, Mo. — John Buck has a term for the type of triples he was knocking around Kauffman Stadium on Thursday. “Well placed,” the 230-pound catcher said with a big grin.
Houston moving on
May 1, 2009 in print edition on B3
For the first time in 12 years, the Houston Rockets advanced in the NBA playoffs.
Orlando advances; Howard watches
May 1, 2009 in print edition on B3
Dwight Howard can trade the keyboard for hitting the boards. Orlando’s big man will get to play again in the next round of the NBA playoffs.
Credit card bill to aid consumers passed
May 1, 2009 in print edition on A1
Riding a crest of populist anger, the House approved a bill Thursday to restrict credit card practices and eliminate sudden increases in interest rates and late fees that have entangled millions of consumers.
Japan donates $4M to Khmer Rouge memorial
May 1, 2009 in print edition on A2
Japan has donated $4.17 million to the U.N.-backed genocide tribunal trying former Khmer Rouge leaders on war crimes charges, just as the troubled court was running out of funding, a court official said today.
Police: Man in custody prolific serial killer
May 1, 2009 in print edition on A2
Police believe a 72-year-old insurance claims adjuster arrested earlier this month is the most prolific serial killer in the city’s history, having raped and strangled as many as 30 older women over two decades.
Pakistan army: Taliban holding town hostage
May 1, 2009 in print edition on A2
Soldiers sent to halt a Taliban advance toward the Pakistani capital fought their way over a mountain pass Thursday, killed at least 14 militants and narrowly escaped a wave of suicide car bombers, the army said.
Ship captain weighs in on stopping piracy
May 1, 2009 in print edition on A2
The planet’s shipping fleet should be protected from deadly pirates by arming senior crew members, or not — depending on who was speaking Thursday to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee: Maersk Alabama Capt. Richard Phillips or his boss, Maersk Inc. Chairman John P. Clancey.
Justice Souter leaves ‘best job’ in ‘worst city’
May 1, 2009 in print edition on A2
After 18 years in a city he loved to hate, Justice David H. Souter can finally bid Washington farewell.
On the record
May 1, 2009 in print edition on A4
• A 28-year-old Eudora woman was injured Thursday evening when her car struck a barrier on the Kansas Turnpike and ran off the highway. • A 29-year-old Gunnison, Utah, man was taken Thursday afternoon to St. John’s Hospital in Leavenworth after a two-car accident in Leavenworth County.
Auditions set for Youth Ensemble play
May 1, 2009 in print edition on A4
The Lawrence Youth Ensemble will conduct auditions next week for its original play “Home: On the Road.”
Fundraiser to support Independence, Inc.
May 1, 2009 in print edition on A3
If you’re looking for a good deal and want to support a good cause, head to downtown Lawrence on May 16 and 17.
City transit system receives additional $1 million in stimulus
May 1, 2009 in print edition on A4
Lawrence’s transit system is getting another $1 million in federal stimulus funds to help replace vehicles in its aging bus fleet.
Wichita principal returns from deployment
May 1, 2009 in print edition on A4
In his middle school or in the Middle East, kids are kids, said Capt. Michael Archibeque.
Bert Nash to honor therapeutic classroom
May 1, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Secondary Therapeutic Classroom at Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center will celebrate its 20th anniversary from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. today.
Police to describe suspect in rape cases
May 1, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Lawrence police detective leading the investigation into a serial rapist who’s struck in Lawrence and Manhattan will be required to give a judge a complete description of the suspect.
Memoir details Edwards’ reaction to affair
May 1, 2009 in print edition on A7
Elizabeth Edwards said she became physically ill when her husband, Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, told her he was having an affair.
Notre Dame won’t give top honor amid protest
May 1, 2009 in print edition on A6
The University of Notre Dame has decided against awarding its top honor at commencement this year after its intended recipient turned it down over the school’s decision to have President Barack Obama speak to graduates.
No one injured in car-train accident
May 1, 2009
Lawrence police responded Thursday night to an accident involving a car and a train in east Lawrence.
Wall Street enjoys April rebound
May 1, 2009 in print edition on B11
Chrysler’s bankruptcy put only a small dent in Wall Street’s rally.
May 1, 2009 in print edition on B11
Chicago Board of Trade: Pork futures tumbled Thursday on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
Area resident to open winery outlet in Topeka
May 1, 2009 in print edition on B11
Greg Shipe, owner and operator of Davenport Orchards & Vineyards, 1394 E. 1900 Road, Eudora, will open a winery outlet at 11 a.m. Saturday in the original wine cellar of the historic Matrot Castle at 6424 S.W. Huntoon, in Topeka.
Agencies focus on hearing education
May 1, 2009 in print edition on B11
May is National Better Hearing and Speech Month.
Local clinician to speak at Bible conference
May 1, 2009 in print edition on B11
Paul Hahn, M.S., LMFT, of Hahn Marital Therapy in Lawrence, will give a two-part presentation titled, “Sin That Clings So Closely: The Impact of Pornography on the Church” at the Pepperdine University 66th Annual Bible Lectures from Tuesday to May 8 at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif.
People in the news
May 1, 2009 in print edition on B10
Sean Penn and Robin Wright apparently tried to make it work but now, it seems their marriage might be over for good.
Roundabout rules
May 1, 2009 in print edition on A10
To the editor: Almost every time I use the roundabouts, I see drivers that either don’t know or don’t care doing dangerous and rude things.
Timely warning
May 1, 2009 in print edition on A10
To the editor: We were watching TV on Saturday when we heard the tornado sirens.
Cartoon movie adaptations abound
May 1, 2009 in print edition on B10
You’re never too young to appreciate film parodies. So goes the thinking at Nickelodeon, home to a three-part “Wishology” installment of “The Fairly OddParents” (7 p.m., Nickelodeon, continuing Saturday and Sunday) that lampoons, sends up and winks at recent epic franchises as “Harry Potter,” “Lord of the Rings” “Matrix” and “Terminator.”
Spectacular seven
Deep corps of pitchers a luxury for 10-4 Lawrence High
May 1, 2009 in print edition on B1
There’s a pretty ferocious battle going on within the Lawrence High baseball team’s pitching staff, but it has nothing to do with wins, strikeouts or earned-run average. It has to do with innings.
‘Wolverine’ abandons mystery for action
May 1, 2009 in print edition on C1
The second coolest thing about the Wolverine of the X-Men movies — after Hugh Jackman’s epic sideburns — was his mystery.
Reel distraction: Summer will pop like popcorn with fun films
May 1, 2009 in print edition on C1
“G.I. Joe”! “Harry Potter”! “Night at the Museum”! “Star Trek”! “Wolverine”!
KU student appears on game show
May 1, 2009
The first KU student ever to appear on Jeopardy? Senior Mark Petterson.
Tongie’s Grizzle earns April accolades
May 1, 2009
Tonganoxie thrower Roni Grizzle was the April Hy-Vee Scholar-Athlete of the Month.
Tonganoxie apartments criticized for upkeep issues
May 1, 2009
Some elderly and disabled residents are unhappy with upkeep problems at their Tonganoxie apartment complex.
KU softball’s 4-1 win special for Bunge
May 1, 2009 in print edition on B7
The first questions were easy. The ones about the wet playing conditions and the tremendous pitching effort and her team’s late-season surge? Kansas University softball coach Tracy Bunge could handle those easily enough.
Pork producers prefer ‘H1N1
May 1, 2009 in print edition on A2
No matter what you call it, leading experts say the virus that is scaring the world is pretty much all pig.
Swine flu cases up in U.S.
May 1, 2009 in print edition on A2
Mexico’s top medical officer voiced optimism Thursday that swine flu has slowed in the nation hardest hit by the virus, but the World Health Organization cautioned there is no evidence the worst of the global outbreak is over.
Simien retires from pro hoops
May 1, 2009 in print edition on B7
Former Kansas University basketball All-American Wayne Simien has decided to retire from professional basketball to pursue work in the ministry.
KU roster could be best ever
May 1, 2009 in print edition on B1
UCLA has not been kind to Kansas basketball, so it’s exciting that KU will go to Los Angeles come Dec. 6 with a loaded arsenal that can hibernate the deadly Bruins in their home den. Working further in KU’s favor is that the legendary Ukes are losing three of four of their top players to the pros and may be down a notch or two.