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Which do you like better, the Summer or Winter Olympics?

Poll results

Response Percent
Summer
 
60%
Winter
 
39%
Total 687
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12:00 a.m.
Kansas guard Sherron Collins looks for an outlet as he leaps past Texas guard Avery Bradley during the second half, Monday, Feb. 8, 2010 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin. FINAL: Defense pushes KU to 80-68 victory over No. 14 Texas
6:51 p.m., February 8, 2010 Updated 11:34 p.m.
The Jayhawks held the Longhorns without a point for a 10:56 stretch in the first half, using a 22-0 run to pull away.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas forward Xavier Henry draws a foul as he flies past Texas forward Gary Johnson during the second half, Monday, Feb. 8, 2010 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin. Henry gets physical for KU
February 9, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Xavier Henry, congratulations. You just became a Bill Self basketball player, and if you stay that way, you just might win a national championship in your first year in college.
10:00 a.m.
The Lawrence Board of Education discussed their study of budgets ideas for the school district Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010. Superintendent Dr. Rick Doll, left,  spoke during the study session meeting. District delays moving freshmen
February 9, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence school board members on Monday night rejected a plan for the fall to move ninth-graders into the city’s two public high schools from junior high.
2:00 p.m.
Lawrence City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets. City releases list of priorities for federal earmarks
February 8, 2010 in print edition on 3A
A flood of federal money would be helpful in dealing with North Lawrence flooding.
6:00 p.m.
David Hejduk, Overland Park, celebrates his win at the finish line of the Men's 40+ and 50+ race during Downtown Criterium events of the Tour of Lawrence Saturday, July 4, 2009. Tour of Lawrence offers events for all ages, interests
February 9, 2010 in print edition on 3A
As part of this summer’s Tour of Lawrence cycling event, July 2-4, area children and youth will line up once again for a Kids’ Race, the community’s biggest pint-sized competition on two wheels.

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Tour of Lawrence offers events for all ages, interests
February 9, 2010 in print edition on A3
As part of this summer’s Tour of Lawrence cycling event, July 2-4, area children and youth will line up once again for a Kids’ Race, the community’s biggest pint-sized competition on two wheels.
KU uses stimulus funds to put ‘dent’ in deferred maintenance backlog
February 9, 2010 in print edition on A5
Armed with an extra $7 million in federal stimulus dollars over the last two years, Kansas University has been able to address more of its ongoing deferred maintenance backlog than usual.
Historic KU building to get $1.1 million exterior renovation
One of KU’s oldest buildings showing age but will be restored
February 9, 2010 in print edition on A3
Beginning in March, Spooner Hall, dedicated in 1894, will undergo an exterior renovation expected to be completed by the fall.
Kansas Legislature considers poverty waivers for those looking to get married, but unable to pay fees
February 9, 2010 in print edition on A1
Saying “I do” could be a cheap date under a bill before the Legislature.
KDHE orders salvage yard to change practices
February 9, 2010 in print edition on A1
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued an emergency order, forcing the 12th and Haskell Bargain Center to make immediate changes, after seven fires at the salvage yard since 2004.
House gives preliminary OK for Kansas universities to bypass purchasing requirements
February 9, 2010
The Kansas House gave preliminary approval to a bill that would free regents universities from state government purchasing requirements.
KU employee suspected of charging personal items on university credit card
03:53 p.m., February 9, 2010 Updated 04:35 p.m.
A Kansas University employee is suspected of using a university credit card for personal use at a Lawrence grocery store, police said Tuesday.
KU communication studies professor is a finalist for MU post
February 9, 2010 in print edition on A4
A Kansas University communication studies professor is a finalist to become the new vice provost for advanced studies and dean of the graduate school at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Proposed constitutional amendment to block federal health care reform considered
03:09 p.m., February 9, 2010 Updated 04:59 p.m. in print edition on A1
About 10 people testified in support of Senate Concurrent Resolution 1626, saying it was needed to protect Kansans from federal government intrusion.
KU third baseman Thompson to miss 4 to 6 weeks with knee injury
Junior won Big 12’s Triple Crown last season
February 9, 2010 in print edition on B3
Kansas baseball third baseman Tony Thompson will miss four to six weeks after sustaining a hairline fracture in his left kneecap.
Eudora man hospitalized after head-on crash into tree
February 9, 2010 in print edition on A4
A Eudora man was taken by air ambulance to an area hospital Tuesday morning after his vehicle struck a tree.
Blood drive set Wednesday at Pinnacle Career Institute
February 9, 2010 in print edition on A3
Pinnacle Career Institute is hosting a blood drive for the Community Blood Center Wednesday.
Open house to discuss Highway 56 moved to Baldwin City school
February 9, 2010 in print edition on B10
An open house to discuss the future for a 22-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 56 is being taken to a school in Baldwin City, to ensure plenty of room for attendees.
Sierra Club event on Thursday to focus on water issues
February 9, 2010 in print edition on A4
The Wakarusa Sierra Club is sponsoring an evening of educational presentations and activities Thursday.
Police looking for light-colored, late model Mazda 3 in connection with January hit-and-run
February 9, 2010 in print edition on A4
Police are looking for a silver or light-colored 2004 to 2006 Mazda 3, with possible front-end damage, in connection with a Jan. 31 hit-and-run accident that left a Lawrence woman with serious injuries.
Kansans rally for statewide smoking ban, point to health benefits
February 9, 2010 in print edition on A6
More than 100 American Cancer Society advocates are expected to gather Wednesday in Topeka to support a smoke-free Kansas. The advocates do not support a pending House bill that establishes a ban, but allows for numerous exemptions.
Groups urge Kansas Senate to consider primary seat belt law
09:46 a.m., February 9, 2010 Updated 09:46 a.m.
Car makers, insurance companies and law enforcement testified in support of Senate Bill 483.
Statehouse Live: Kansas politics resembles musical chairs
08:54 a.m., February 9, 2010 Updated 08:54 a.m.
Of the six statewide elected officials, five were not elected to the office that they currently hold.
Senate to take up resolution against schools using tax dollars to sue state
February 9, 2010
A resolution aimed at discouraging a lawsuit by school districts against the state of Kansas is heading for a Senate debate.
One person flown to area hospital after accident in Eudora
February 9, 2010 in print edition on A4
One person was taken by air ambulance to an area hospital Tuesday morning after the person’s car struck a tree Tuesday morning.
HealthGrades releases list of hospitals with lower mortality, complication rates
February 9, 2010
A HealthGrades study recognizes the top 5 percent of hospitals when it comes to low mortality rates and low complication rates. Kansas had three hospitals make the list.
Stabbing victim in fair condition; Lawrence police seek public’s help in finding suspect
03:42 a.m., February 9, 2010 Updated 04:01 p.m. in print edition on A4
A 24-year-old Lawrence man was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital early Tuesday morning after being stabbed.
Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook
February 9, 2010 in print edition on B5
Cole Aldrich said he wasn’t trying to swing his elbows into Damion James’ face after Aldrich grabbed a defensive rebound and was fouled by James with 3:48 left in Monday’s game.
District delays moving freshmen
February 9, 2010 in print edition on A1
Lawrence school board members on Monday night rejected a plan for the fall to move ninth-graders into the city’s two public high schools from junior high.
Aldrich’s father gets to ‘live a dream’ — in Lawrence
12:00 a.m., February 9, 2010 Updated 08:16 a.m. in print edition on B1
It’s public knowledge that the mothers of Kansas University basketball players Sherron Collins, Tyshawn Taylor, C.J. and Xavier Henry, Marcus and Markieff Morris and Jeff Withey are living in Lawrence to watch their sons play basketball this season.
People in the news
February 9, 2010 in print edition on A9
People in the news for February 9, 2010.
Double Take: Parenting strategies for siblings can’t be all-inclusive
February 9, 2010 in print edition on A6
As I get closer to leaving for college, I start to think about what it will be like for my little sister in a few months.
Chancellor Gray-Little supports schools
February 9, 2010 in print edition on A5
Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has sent a letter to Lawrence Superintendent Rick Doll voicing support for neighborhood schools in Lawrence.
Lawmakers consider school-district mergers
February 9, 2010 in print edition on A1
State legislators who are hungry for ways to stretch tax dollars in the current budget crisis received a report Monday that said merging school districts could produce savings.
Jayhawks knock off Longhorns to get first win in Austin under Bill Self
February 9, 2010 in print edition on B1
Sherron Collins pointed the index finger of both hands at a patch of boisterous Kansas University basketball fans celebrating the No. 1-ranked Jayhawks’ resounding 80-68 victory over No. 14 Texas on Monday night in Erwin Center.
UT forward miffed
James steamed over thrown ’bows
February 9, 2010 in print edition on B4
Damion James wasn’t happy with Cole Aldrich’s actions late in Kansas University’s 80-68 victory over Texas on Monday.
Two states battling in Big 12
February 9, 2010 in print edition on B3
Most folks figured this season’s Big 12 race would come down to Kansas or Texas. And it has, sort of.
Patrick’s NASCAR debut Saturday
Driver to race at Nationwide Series event at Daytona
February 9, 2010 in print edition on B2
Here’s something to consider: Maybe Danica Patrick is a pretty good race-car driver.
Local man sentenced in document scheme
February 9, 2010 in print edition on B10
Three men who were convicted of selling fake diplomatic credentials have been sentenced to federal prison.
Tales from beyond the grave in ‘Past Life’
February 9, 2010 in print edition on A9
Pity the detective story. It used to be about evidence and observation, logic and reason, deduction and, yes, “detection.” Now the storied realm of Holmes and Spade and Marlowe has been reduced to a corridor to the supernatural.
Horoscope for February 9, 2010
February 9, 2010 in print edition on A9
This year, you shake up the tree of your life and update it to reflect the person you are right now. Many times we forget how much life has to offer. We forget to revise our goals to reflect the changing person. If you are single, you make waves wherever you go. Just check out a new suitor more carefully. If you are attached, you’ll grow and become much closer because of time away together. Capricorn reads you cold.
Lawrence man reports property stolen
February 9, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 40-year-old Lawrence woman reported Saturday the burglary and theft of personal property from the 900 block of Illinois Street.
Local business reports theft
February 9, 2010 in print edition on A4
A Lawrence business reported Saturday the theft of a vehicle from the 700 block of North Second Street.
Olathe man reports camera, flashes stolen
February 9, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 22-year-old Olathe man reported Saturday the theft of property from the 600 block of Mississippi Street.
Michael Jackson’s doctor pleads not guilty to manslaughter
February 9, 2010 in print edition on A2
Michael Jackson’s doctor pleaded not guilty Monday to involuntary manslaughter in the death of the pop star at a brief hearing that had all the trappings of another sensational celebrity courtroom drama.
In olive branch from Obama, GOP sees potential weapon
February 9, 2010 in print edition on A2
President Barack Obama’s call for a televised meeting with Republicans to discuss his stalled health care legislation comes as his party unfolds a strategy aimed at forcing the GOP to put policy ideas on the table that Democrats believe they can exploit in the fall elections.
Super Bowl is most watched TV show ever
February 9, 2010 in print edition on A2
The New Orleans Saints’ victory over Indianapolis in the Super Bowl was watched by more than 106 million people, surpassing the 1983 finale of “M*A*S*H” to become the most-watched program in U.S. television history, the Nielsen Co. said Monday.
Autism risks seen in children of older moms
February 9, 2010 in print edition on A2
A woman’s chance of having a child with autism increase substantially as she ages, but the risk may be less for older dads than previously suggested, a new study analyzing more than 5 million births found.
Rep. John Murtha, Iraq war critic, dies at 77
February 9, 2010 in print edition on A2
Rep. John Murtha, the tall, gruff-mannered former Marine who became the de facto voice of veterans on Capitol Hill and later an outspoken and influential critic of the Iraq War, died Monday. He was 77.
Tehran moves closer to warhead capacity
February 9, 2010 in print edition on A2
Iran pressed ahead Monday with plans that will increase its ability to make nuclear weapons as it formally informed the U.N. nuclear agency of its intention to enrich uranium to higher levels.
Toyota recalling Prius, hybrids worldwide
February 9, 2010 in print edition on A2
Toyota is recalling about 400,000 of its signature Prius green cars and other hybrid vehicles worldwide for braking problems, the latest in a string of embarrassing safety lapses at the world’s largest automaker.
Bill would allow big-cat hunting
February 9, 2010 in print edition on A1
A Kansas legislator Monday urged passage of a bill to allow hunting of mountain lions.
Area Roundup: Eudora boys win
February 9, 2010 in print edition on B3
Justin Ballock scored 17 points, and Brian Katzfey added eight to help lead the Eudora High boys basketball team to a 43-34 victory over Baldwin on Monday in Eudora.
100 years ago: City seeks health officer
February 9, 2010 in print edition on A7
There appears to be competition for the job of city health officer. After Dr. Rudolph said he would serve a year at no cost, there have been several others come forward to seek the job.
40 years ago: Man hospitalized after allegedly taking ‘Purple Bomb’ drug derivative
February 9, 2010 in print edition on A7
A young area man was hospitalized “in a blind stupor” and at least one attending physician here suspected the condition was produced by a drug derivative known as a Purple Bomb. It was a potentially fatal combination of LSD and strychnine. Officials said the local man could suffer “permanent damage”.
25 years ago: 2 pounds of cocaine seized in arrests
February 9, 2010 in print edition on A7
City and county law enforcement officials seized about two pounds of cocaine in connection with two drug arrests, according to Dist. Atty. Jim Flory. He said the haul was worth about $90,000 in street value.
Money talks
February 9, 2010 in print edition on A7
We know what gets in the way. For a Congress elected every two years, campaigning never stops. Campaigns cost money, and money comes with strings attached. It is simple: If you want to know how the congressman will vote, check
Tax acceptance
February 9, 2010 in print edition on A7
In her Feb. 5 letter, Anne Miller states: “Everyone wants to keep their neighborhood school, and no one wants change. No one wants to have their taxes increased to pay for this.” I must respectfully disagree.
The only choice
February 9, 2010 in print edition on A7
If you move from living within a large city, San Francisco or the Hyde Park area of Chicago, Hillcrest Elementary School is the only choice for an elementary school if you are looking for international diversity.
Driver’s plight an ominous sign for Iraq
February 9, 2010 in print edition on A7
Where is Salam? My trusted Iraqi driver/fixer/ sidekick through seven years of covering Iraq has disappeared into Iraq’s murky prison system.
Alcohol tax
The justifications for a higher cigarette tax in Kansas also apply to alcohol use in the state.
February 9, 2010 in print edition on A7
Those who argue that Kansas leaders who support increases in the state cigarette tax also should look at raising the state’s alcohol tax have a valid point.
Man reports safes, luggage stolen
February 9, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 35-year-old Lawrence man reported Wednesday the theft of property from the 6300 block of Candy Lane.
Lawrence man reports vehicle stolen
February 9, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 32-year-old Lawrence woman reported Saturday the theft of a vehicle from the 100 block of Indian Avenue.
Ad Nauseam: KU journalism staff names winners and losers among big game’s commercials
February 9, 2010
Each year, students and faculty from the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kansas University get together for a review of the Super Bowl commercials…
Henry gets physical for KU
February 9, 2010 in print edition on A1
Xavier Henry, congratulations. You just became a Bill Self basketball player, and if you stay that way, you just might win a national championship in your first year in college.