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KU vs. Oklahoma State Fans celebrate KU's victory KU vs. Texas Tech Free State girls vs. Wichita Heights
Have you ever sent a celebrity or sports star a fan letter?

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Total 589
Who will be KU's leading scorer against Texas Tech?

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Xavier Henry
Marcus Morris
Sherron Collins
Cole Aldrich
Total 99

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Sarah Skaggs sweeps her living room floor at her home near Ozawkie. On July 9, Skaggs was laid off from her job at Line-X of Lawrence. In an effort to make the best of her unemployment, Skaggs has spent time remodeling her home. State unemployment rate climbs upward in January
March 10, 2010 in print edition on 5A
The Kansas unemployment rate jumped to 7.1 percent in January, up from 6.2 percent in December, officials reported Wednesday.
6:00 a.m.
University, law enforcement and community efforts to curb high-risk drinking among college-age students are showing results in Lincoln. Landlords, police, university team up to handle underage drinking, overindulgence at house parties
March 10, 2010 in print edition on 1A
House parties were getting out of control, binge drinking was among the highest of all the nation’s college towns, and Lincoln police had thrown in the towel on the alcohol problem.
10:52 a.m.
Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor stretches out with his teammates prior to the Jayhawks' second-round matchup of the Big 12 Tournament against Texas Tech on Thursday at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. FINAL: 2,000! Collins, Aldrich lead KU to 80-68 victory over Texas Tech
10:43 a.m., March 11, 2010 Updated 2:42 p.m.
Jayhawks hit 2,000-win milestone in triumph over Red Raiders.
3:00 p.m.
Robert Knapp, Lawrence, left, and David Olcott, Lawrence, smoke Wednesday outside the entrance to Henry’s Coffee Shop, 11 E. Eighth St. A statewide smoking ban approved recently will likely make it illegal to smoke in many of the sidewalk dining and drinking areas in downtown Lawrence. State smoking ban will prohibit some outdoor smoking at Lawrence businesses
12:13 p.m., March 10, 2010 Updated 6:07 p.m. in print edition on 1A
A recently approved statewide smoking ban likely will make it illegal to smoke in many of the sidewalk dining and drinking areas in downtown.
6:00 p.m.
From left, Blue O’Leary, 8, her sister Ro O’Leary, 3, and Grace Branson, 6, clean the computer room at New York School during a parent-student volunteer work day Jan. 18. Blue and Grace are students at New York, which is one of the elementary schools the district may close in the face of cutting up to $5 million from its budget. Details begin to emerge on making school board’s budget cutting plan work
March 10, 2010 in print edition on 3A
One day after Lawrence school board members approved a budget cut plan without closing any schools for next year, administrators got to work on the details.

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Amtrak study shows routes through Kansas
Ridership numbers have good potential, but effort will take years, officials say
10:07 a.m., March 11, 2010 Updated 09:19 a.m. in print edition on A3
A study of expanded passenger railroad service in Kansas found “attractive” ridership numbers.
Good compromise
It was a difficult process, but Lawrence school board members ended up with a good budget compromise for next year.
March 11, 2010 in print edition on A8
The community drumbeat against making hasty decisions to close any local elementary schools next year apparently has been heard by Lawrence school board members.
Pump patrol
March 11, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.62 at several stations.