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Following KU's 71-66 win over Cornell, do you think that was Sherron Collins' best game as a Jayhawk?

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Cornell is averaging 9.4 made three-pointers per game this season. Will the Big Red make seven or more treys against KU tonight?

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Will you download U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback's "SamForGov" iPhone application?

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Health care systems topic of panel discussion at Lawrence convention
January 6, 2010 in print edition on A3
Health care reform will be the topic of a panel discussion at the Kansas Farmers Union annual convention Friday in Lawrence. The discussion “Exploring Health Care Reform — Canadian Style” will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Holidome and Convention Center, 200 McDonald Drive, and is open to the public.
LiveWell Lawrence announces plan to help residents eat better, move more
LiveWell Lawrence releases proposal to drive policy changes
January 6, 2010 in print edition on A3
The LiveWell Lawrence Coalition has released its plan to make it easier for residents to eat better and move more. The coalition has $200,000 in Kansas Health Foundation funding and plans to award it to a group or groups who will help it achieve its goals.
Man who refuses to testify in trial ordered to spend 30 days in jail
January 6, 2010
A Douglas County judge on Wednesday ordered a man to spend 30 days in jail, one day after he refused to testify against two men accused of trying to rob him.
Leavenworth County politician, who had been deployed to Iraq, returns to Kansas and her house seat
State representative was called to active duty 6 weeks into term
January 6, 2010 in print edition on A3
Melanie Meier appreciated sleeping in on a cold Kansas morning Wednesday. Meier, a lieutenant colonel with the Army Reserves who was elected in 2008 as state representative for the 40th District, returned to the state Tuesday evening after serving about nine months in southern Iraq.
Brownback campaign launches iPhone app
Brownback unveils iPhone application
January 6, 2010 in print edition on A3
U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, a Republican candidate for governor, has launched what his campaign says is the first iPhone application in the country for a gubernatorial candidate.
FINAL: KU uses late surge to top Cornell, 71-66
05:48 p.m., January 6, 2010 Updated 10:13 p.m.
The Big Red led most of the game before a Sherron Collins three-point play with 41 seconds left gave KU the lead for good. Collins had a career-high 33 points on 9-for-16 shooting.
Weather-related sports cancellations
04:14 p.m., January 6, 2010 Updated 05:13 p.m.
Several youth sporting events this week have been canceled because of the weather. If you have a cancellation to report, please call us at 832-7154 or 832-6303.
State’s budget shortfall grows in December
January 6, 2010
Kansas’ projected budget gap has grown because of lower-than-expected revenue collections last month.
Attorney: Plea agreement in the works in hit-and-run fatality
January 6, 2010 in print edition on A4
A man charged in the hit-and-run death of a 20-year-old Lawrence woman waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday.
City issues more than 140 tickets for unshoveled sidewalks
11:56 a.m., January 6, 2010 Updated 05:45 p.m. in print edition on A1
City officials are following through on a previous warning that they would begin issuing tickets to property owners who do not clear snow from their public sidewalks.
Statehouse Live: State offices in Topeka closed; Navinsky, who replaced legislator summoned to Iraq, steps down
08:44 a.m., January 6, 2010 Updated 03:19 p.m.
Legislator returning from Iraq expected to seek House District 40 seat again
Many older adults don’t get enough protein; Lawrence nutritionist gives facts on how much is enough
January 6, 2010
Teens and adults should consume between 36 and 72 grams of protein per day, according to local nutrition expert Susan Krumm,
Winter storm warning, wind chill watch issued for Douglas County
Several surrounding counties also cautioned
12:00 a.m., January 6, 2010 Updated 09:18 p.m.
The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Douglas County — as well as Jefferson County — beginning at 6 a.m. today and running through 6 p.m. Thursday. A Wind Chill Warning is also in effect Thursday evening through Saturday morning.
Local businesses see signs of economic progress in coming year
January 6, 2010 in print edition on A1
Hamm Inc. isn’t shedding employees, cutting benefits, reimagining its customer needs or closing up shop.
FSHS girls tumble, 68-57
January 6, 2010 in print edition on B3
Outscored by 10 in the second quarter, Free State’s girls basketball team played basically even the rest of the way in a 68-57 loss to Platte County (Mo.) on Tuesday.
City advances lab lease
January 6, 2010 in print edition on A3
City commissioners moved the city one step closer to having a new publicly owned laboratory building that would be used to attract promising bioscience companies to the community.
Great grains: Overlooked grains become a useful alternative to wheat and flour
January 6, 2010 in print edition on C1
Rice? That is sooooo last century. The latest and greatest in the grain world? Everything that is old is new again…
Many cultures contribute interesting soup recipes
January 6, 2010 in print edition on C2
From the Aztecs comes a chicken vegetable soup with poblano chiles and chayote squash; from Paraguay there’s bori-bori, a beef broth and dumpling soup; from the Caribbean there’s callaloo, in which the greens of taro root are cooked with okra and bacon…
Chamber hosting breakfast forum
January 6, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce will hold its Legislative Priorities Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass.
ShopSmart dishes on best and worst products tested in 2009
January 6, 2010 in print edition on C8
ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer Reports, recently revealed the best (and worst) products of 2009, selected from the thousands of home, food, beauty and other products that were tested throughout the year.
Shedding light on bin Laden family
January 6, 2010 in print edition on C8
With a book written by one of Osama bin Laden’s sons, and with news of a daughter sheltering in the Saudi Embassy in Iran, some of the blanks are being filled in on the life of the 9/11 mastermind’s large family, including lurid details of his parenting style.
Coaches up for bonuses with BCS win
January 6, 2010 in print edition on C8
The players at Texas and Alabama will compete Thursday night for the chance to be called national champions and for a beautiful crystal trophy to be placed outside their locker room.
Alda hosts ‘The Human Spark’
January 6, 2010 in print edition on B7
What separates man from other creatures?
People in the news
January 6, 2010 in print edition on B7
People in the news for January 6, 2010.
Horoscope for January 6, 2010
January 6, 2010 in print edition on B7
This year, you open up to new thoughts and different ideas. You could easily overthink problems and wonder in which direction to head. Observe rather than make changes immediately. If you are single, you will open up to a new type of thinking, and as a result attract a different type of person. If you are attached, though you might be more dominant, let your sweetie be in the limelight and make decisions too. Libra can push you hard.
Contracts down: Is housing headed for double-dip?
January 6, 2010 in print edition on A6
The number of people preparing to buy a home fell sharply in November, an unsettling new sign that the housing market may be headed for a “double-dip” downturn over the winter.
Giant tuna fetches $177K at auction
January 6, 2010 in print edition on A2
A giant bluefin tuna fetched $177,000 in an auction Tuesday at the world’s largest wholesale fish market in Japan.
Google to sell Nexus One mobile phone
January 6, 2010 in print edition on A2
Google Inc. began selling its own mobile phone Tuesday, a much-anticipated move aimed at protecting its online advertising empire as people increasingly surf the Web on handsets instead of personal computers.
Hurricane warnings to come 12 hours earlier
January 6, 2010 in print edition on A2
The National Hurricane Center said Tuesday it will begin issuing storm watches and warnings about half a day sooner in the biggest change to its warning system in decades.
Clinton’s comments on nuclear talks hailed
January 6, 2010 in print edition on A2
Iran said Tuesday it welcomes Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s comments that there is no hard-and-fast deadline for starting nuclear dialogue.
Privacy concerns may impede body scanners
January 6, 2010 in print edition on A2
Britain’s government wants to quickly deploy full body scanners at U.K. airports to fight an expanded terrorist threat, but privacy concerns — and fears that children may be exploited — seem likely to slow the plan.
Lip service
January 6, 2010 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Many know Lawrence was founded in 1854 in an effort to prevent the extension of slavery by directly confronting slavery in the new territories being opened in the westward expansion of the United States.
Grim Obama says terror attack ‘dots’ not connected
January 6, 2010 in print edition on A2
President Barack Obama scolded 20 of his highest-level officials on Tuesday over the botched Christmas Day terror attack on an airliner bound for Detroit, taking them jointly to task for “a screw-up that could have been disastrous” and should have been avoided.
Sources: Conn. Sen. Chris Dodd to retire
January 6, 2010 in print edition on A2
Democratic officials tell The Associated Press that Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd won’t seek re-election this fall.
Depot ideas
January 6, 2010 in print edition on A7
To the editor: In his Dec. 31 letter, Mr. Mitchell offers a good solution to the problem our community is facing due to the closure of the convenience store that served Greyhound customers.
Obama must acknowledge war
January 6, 2010 in print edition on A7
Suppose Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, the Christmas Day underwear bomber, had succeeded and blown up Northwest Airlines flight 253, killing nearly 300 people on board and perhaps others on the ground. Would the response of the Obama administration have been different?
Politics hampers security solutions
January 6, 2010 in print edition on A7
On Christmas Day, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a student from Nigeria, allegedly tried to blow up a jetliner bound for Detroit.
Funding breach
January 6, 2010 in print edition on A7
Three straight months of delayed aid payments, piled on top of four cuts in state funding, is a dereliction of the state’s duty to public schools.
Iowa stifles Jackets in Orange Bowl
January 6, 2010 in print edition on B6
No. 10 Iowa solved Tech’s explosive triple option, and Ricky Stanzi threw two early touchdown passes for a 24-14 victory Tuesday night in the coldest Orange Bowl ever.
Cornerstone tops Veritas boys, girls
January 6, 2010 in print edition on B4
With the Veritas Christian boys basketball team trailing Topeka Cornerstone for the majority of the evening, Ethan Kay did his best to get the home crowd back into the action.
Frantic finish
Firebirds fall to Jaguars in final seconds
January 6, 2010 in print edition on B1
To borrow a phrase from Free State High soccer coach, Jason Pendleton, “Every win is not a wedding, and every loss is not a funeral.”
Kansas guard Reed to face ex-teammate
January 6, 2010 in print edition on B4
Tyrel Reed paid the price for being the only freshman on the 2003-04 Burlington High boys basketball team.
Seabury downs Immac, 62-50
January 6, 2010 in print edition on B3
Reed Grabil scored 32 points, and Seabury Academy defeated Leavenworth Immaculata, 62-50, on Tuesday night in high school boys basketball.
Oskie boys edge Cair Paravel
January 6, 2010 in print edition on B3
Levi Wade scored 19 points and Adam Bowser added 13 in Oskaloosa’s narrow high school boys basketball victory Tuesday over Topeka Cair Paravel.
Shanahan will coach Redskins
January 6, 2010 in print edition on B2
Mike Shanahan agreed Tuesday to become the coach of the Washington Redskins, the latest step in a major overhaul of a troubled franchise.
Cornell forward like dad
January 6, 2010 in print edition on B1
The numbers, as did the name, jumped off the page of Cornell University’s most recent basketball box score. Ryan Wittman played 14 minutes in a game against Bryant University. He did not attempt a free throw, took seven shots from the field and scored 19 points. He made all seven field-goal attempts, including five three-pointers.
City bowling teams have high expectations
January 6, 2010 in print edition on B1
Hopes are high for the city’s high school bowling teams this season, as the boys and girls squads at both Lawrence High and Free State High have their eyes fixed on rolling their way to the state tournament.
Holiday snowstorm cleanup extra costly
January 6, 2010 in print edition on B8
The White Christmas that much of Kansas awoke to came with a big cost.
Chairman doubts GOP can retake House
January 6, 2010 in print edition on A2
GOP Chairman Michael Steele thinks Republicans have “screwed up” for the most part in the years since Ronald Reagan was president.
Chancellor to deliver pledge to president
January 6, 2010 in print edition on A4
Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little could’ve addressed her letter to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., but she’s delivering this one in person instead.
As closure fears circulate, New York patrons rally around their school
January 6, 2010 in print edition on A3
New York School has the smallest enrollment in the Lawrence school district.
Pump patrol
January 6, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.49 at Presto, 602 W. Ninth St.
Oread Labs deal on county agenda
January 6, 2010 in print edition on A3
Douglas County commissioners today will consider approving a lease agreement with the Lawrence Douglas County Bioscience Authority for operation of the former Oread Labs building in west Lawrence.
Cold causes pipe breaks, headaches
Damage ‘devastates’ resident
January 6, 2010 in print edition on A1
While all northeast Kansas residents have started the New Year in below-freezing temperatures, west Lawrence resident Denise Correa started it off in a frozen home.
Excess sugar consumption linked to health problems
January 6, 2010 in print edition on C3
How much sugar can I have in a day?