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When was the last time your dentist said you had a cavity?

Poll results

Response Percent
It’s been more than three years
In the past six months
I’ve never had a cavity
In the past two years
In the past year
In the past three years
I’ve never been to the dentist
Total 467
Do you think Brock Berglund will play in a game for KU?

Poll results

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Total 1054

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Lawrence Police Department swears in 13 new officers
August 23, 2011 in print edition on A3
Lawrence police and city leaders Tuesday morning welcomed 13 new officer recruits — six women and seven men — and said the class would allow the department to increase the number of patrol officers in the city, once recruits complete ninth months of training.
Committee quizzes SRS about funding for people with disabilities, faith-based initiatives
August 23, 2011 in print edition on A1
The dispute over the waiting list for those with developmental disabilities centered on new funding approved by the Legislature to provide services, such as bathing, dressing and mobility, which are designed to help people remain in their homes and communities instead of nursing homes.
Crowding complaints follow freshmen onto Lawrence high school campuses
August 23, 2011
Nyle Anderson hears plenty of whispers — some louder than others — in the halls of Free State High School.
Douglas County, Eudora lend a hand to city of Leavenworth for storm cleanup
August 23, 2011 in print edition on A2
Douglas County and Eudora are lending a hand to the city of Leavenworth, as crews clear fallen tree limbs from last Thursday night’s storm.
Douglas County judge postpones ruling on whether statute of limitations has expired in indecent liberties case
August 23, 2011 in print edition on A4
An attorney for a former Lawrence church youth leader who faces a sex crime charge is again asking a judge to dismiss the case based on the state’s statute of limitations.
Four more Kansas University professors awarded Kemper Fellowships
August 23, 2011 in print edition on A6
Kansas University Provost Jeff Vitter Tuesday surprised four more KU professors with Kemper Fellowships that reward outstanding teaching.
Freshman QB Brock Berglund will no longer practice with Jayhawks in fall
RB Deshaun Sands removed from roster
03:58 p.m., August 23, 2011 Updated 04:53 p.m.
Kansas University football coach Turner Gill announced two personnel changes regarding the roster Tuesday afternoon.
Lawrence Paper Company’s purchase of Lenexa firm expected to add some local jobs
August 23, 2011 in print edition on A2
A Lawrence-based manufacturer of cardboard boxes has purchased a Lenexa-based competitor in an effort to boost business.
Road crews to begin work Wednesday on ramp between Sixth Street and McDonald Drive
August 23, 2011
Some Sixth Street motorists heading toward the Kansas Turnpike should expect a detour near McDonald Drive on Wednesday morning.
Traffic shut down on Kasold at 24th Street due to natural gas line break
01:41 p.m., August 23, 2011 Updated 08:47 p.m.
Traffic on Kasold Avenue is shut down between Clinton Parkway and 24th Street because of a natural gas leak, according to Douglas County emergency dispatchers.
Lessons learned at KU Writing Center soon to be employed in Iraq
August 23, 2011 in print edition on A2
Staff at the Kansas University Writing Center spent some time visiting with a guest last week who hoped to soak in some information on the operation so she could operate a similar center at a university in Iraq.
Police arrest Lawrence man, 25, for allegedly inhaling toxic fumes from a can
August 23, 2011 in print edition on A2
Lawrence police on Monday arrested a 25-year-old Lawrence man, accusing him of inhaling toxic fumes out of a can in a vehicle.
Lawrence woman, 26, accused of hitting 19-year-old boyfriend with car
10:43 a.m., August 23, 2011 Updated 05:31 p.m.
Lawrence police arrested a 26-year-old Lawrence woman early Tuesday morning, accusing her of hitting her 19-year-old boyfriend with a vehicle and then threatening him with a knife.
Statehouse Live: Two more areas trying to raise funds to keep open SRS offices
August 23, 2011 in print edition on A5
Fort Scott in eastern Kansas and Pratt in western Kansas are meeting with Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services officials to come up with agreements to take their offices off of SRS’ closure list.
Council ousts Tonganoxie City Administrator Mike Yanez
09:04 a.m., August 23, 2011 Updated 11:24 a.m. in print edition on A6
Tonganoxie’s city administrator is out.
Town Talk: Lowe’s project moving forward in northwest Lawrence; two months, a building permit and $9 million in incentives; used children’s clothing store coming to Mass. Street
August 23, 2011
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Resurfacing begins on 11-mile stretch of U.S. 56 in western Douglas County
August 23, 2011
A resurfacing project was scheduled to begin Tuesday on an 11-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 56 from the Douglas-Osage county line east to the junction of U.S. 59.
Heard on the Hill: KU unveils new ‘KU Today’ newsletter; libraries want you to check in on Foursquare; Fitch upgrades bond rating for KU Hospital
August 23, 2011
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
First Bell: Any questions for owner of basketball rules?; board member seeks ‘secret recipe’; humor among goals
August 23, 2011
It’s time for First Bell, a look at issues and items involving education in and around Lawrence.
KU student reports stolen Pontiac Grand Am
August 23, 2011 in print edition on A4
A 19-year-old male KU student reported to police Sunday that someone had stolen his 2001 Pontiac Grand Am valued at $4,000 from the 1500 block of Tennessee Street.
KU student reports stolen laptop
August 23, 2011 in print edition on A4
A 21-year-old male Kansas University student reported to police Aug. 16 that someone had stolen $1,600 worth of items in a burglary from a residence in the 1300 block of Ohio Street, including a black MacBook laptop computer, Internet router and DVD player.
Man reports theft of floor fans
August 23, 2011 in print edition on A4
A 37-year-old Lawrence man reported to police Saturday that someone had stolen 10 rigid floor fans valued at $2,000 total and a power carpet stretcher valued at $400 from his property in the 800 block of Lyon Street.
Woman reports bicycle theft
August 23, 2011 in print edition on A4
A 20-year-old Lawrence woman reported to police Thursday that someone had stolen her blue and white metallic Iron Horse bicycle valued at $1,500 from the 2600 block of Ridge Court.
Haskell student reports burglary
August 23, 2011 in print edition on A4
A 19-year-old female Haskell student reported to Lawrence police Thursday morning that someone had stolen $4,300 worth of items in a burglary, including a 55-inch Mitsubishi television, an Xbox video game system and a Sony stereo CD player and two speakers.
School board ready to seek volunteer advice
August 23, 2011 in print edition on A3
The Lawrence school district is on track to assemble an array of experts to provide advice in budgeting, facilities planning and possibly other complicated and far-reaching topics and issues that require spending money or otherwise allocating valuable resources and attention.
Hospitals are giving faster heart care, study says
August 23, 2011 in print edition on A8
In a spectacular turnabout, hospitals are treating almost all major heart attack patients within the recommended 90 minutes of arrival, a new study finds. Just five years ago, less than half of them got their clogged arteries opened that fast.
Back-to-school can mean vaccines for tweens, teens
August 23, 2011 in print edition on A8
Backpack. Notebooks. Whooping cough shot?
It’s alive! Space station’s robot awake
August 23, 2011 in print edition on A8
NASA’s humanoid robot has finally awakened in space.
U.S., NATO were crucial, unseen hands
August 23, 2011 in print edition on A9
Through months of military stalemate in Libya it was an open secret among NATO allies that countries inside and outside the alliance were quietly but crucially helping rebels gain their footing against the much stronger forces loyal to longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi.
Syrians taunt Assad, saying regime is next to unravel
August 23, 2011 in print edition on A9
Taking inspiration from the rapid unraveling of the regime in Libya, thousands of Syrians poured into the streets Monday and taunted President Bashar Assad with shouts that his family’s 40-year dynasty will be the next dictatorship to crumble.
Gadhafi son resurfaces, free and vowing to fight
August 23, 2011 in print edition on A9
The son and heir apparent of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, Seif al-Islam, resurfaced free and defiant early today, a day after rebels claimed to have captured him, boasting in a bizarre reappearance that his father’s loyalists still control parts of Tripoli and would crush the rebellion.
Sports Illustrated gives KU break it needs
August 23, 2011 in print edition on B1
First, Brock Berglund, the dual-threat quarterback out of Colorado who graduated early with the intention of competing for the starting quarterback job during spring football, returned home before a practice, thereby killing any chances of winning the job. Then he got in the middle of a legal problem that seemingly hasn’t allowed him to spend more than three days in a row outside of Colorado.
25 years ago: KU official disagrees with ‘brain drain’ data
August 23, 2011
Of the 102 semifinalists who responded, 58 percent had indicated that they would leave the state to attend college.
40 years ago: County attorney begins pursuit of deadbeat dads
August 23, 2011
Douglas County Attorney Mike Elwell reported to the county commissioners this morning on his progress in prosecution of delinquent fathers.
Planned Parenthood responds in lawsuita
August 23, 2011 in print edition on A5
Attorneys for Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri asked a federal judge on Monday to require Kansas to pay the group quarterly with federal funds for non-abortion services.
LSU players may not be interviewed
August 23, 2011 in print edition on B12
LSU starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson and three of his teammates have no immediate plans to talk to police about a bar fight that allegedly involved them, their attorney said Monday.
ACC commish miffed by woes
August 23, 2011 in print edition on B12
Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford said Monday college athletics need a major overhaul, that tweaking the status quo isn’t going to get it done.
The back pack: Why KU football coach Turner Gill loves the running back
August 23, 2011 in print edition on B1
Until recently, Kansas University football coach Turner Gill had spent dozens of days recruiting running backs but very little time explaining why.
Horoscopes for August 23
August 23, 2011
This year, you have high visibility. Keep your focus on your job and commitments involving your community and your parents. If you are single, someone you meet late spring onward could knock your socks off! If you are attached, the two of you need to be more visible. GEMINI puts you on a pedestal.
Pump patrol
August 23, 2011 in print edition on A4
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.45 at several stations.
Getting down to the wire on ‘Talent’
August 23, 2011
A dozen competitors hope they’re good enough to make the top eight as the semifinals begin in Los Angeles on “America’s Got Talent” (8 p.m., NBC).
Miami eyes eligibility of 15 student athletes
August 23, 2011 in print edition on B12
The probe into Miami athletics is growing, with the university looking into the eligibility of 15 athletes who may have accepted improper benefits from a rogue booster.
Fans critical of new Cy-Hawk trophy
August 23, 2011 in print edition on B3
Fans, a former coach and the governor all are unhappy with the new Cy-Hawk trophy awarded to the winner of the annual football game between Iowa and Iowa State.
McCluster gets shot to be Mr. Versatility
Chiefs’ ‘jitterbug’ back tickled to be in position to contribute to offense
August 23, 2011 in print edition on B3
Dexter McCluster is back where he feels most comfortable. That should make opposing defenses decidedly uncomfortable.
NFL must do more to stop fan violence
August 23, 2011 in print edition on B2
The NFL has a problem. It has friends in low places. Some of those friends showed up Saturday night at Candlestick Park. They turned the parking lot and some parts of the stadium into a fight club and combat zone.
List: Web older than incoming college freshmen
August 23, 2011 in print edition on A6
Mention Amazon to the incoming class of college freshmen and they are more likely to think of shopping than the South American river. PC doesn’t stand for political correctness and breaking up on Facebook is more common than any more personal encounter.
Mood somber at opening of King memorial in D.C.
August 23, 2011 in print edition on A6
Some were locals who’ve watched for years as the memorial to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. took shape on the National Mall. Some were tourists who happened to be in Washington the day it opened. All felt honored to be a part of history as they gazed at a towering granite sculpture of the civil rights leader.
Uneven post-9/11 data-cloaking persists
August 23, 2011 in print edition on A6
Take a virtual tour of New York on Google Maps and some blurry images appear.
Survey: No recession, but weakness will endure
August 23, 2011 in print edition on A7
Another recession isn’t likely over the next 12 months. Neither is any meaningful improvement in the economy.
DUI loophole
Legislators should close a key loophole in the state’s new DUI law.
August 23, 2011 in print edition on A10
With its new DUI law that took effect on July 1, Kansas is getting tougher with those who drink and drive. The law also establishes the state’s first centralized DUI database, allowing prosecutors easier access to a Kansas driver’s full DUI history.
Racism alive
August 23, 2011 in print edition on A10
Wordsmith and political speech writer Pat Buchanan referred to President Obama as “your boy” to the Rev. Al Sharpton. Buchanan denied racial insensitivity. I don’t. A congressman from Colorado called Obama’s health plan a “tar baby” that one should not get stuck with. Everywhere I researched tar baby, it suggests racial overtones and is demeaning. A media review of tar baby finds it being used primarily by leaders from the Right since Obama has been elected. An elected leader in Kansas refers to undocumented workers as being like an invasive animal that should be exterminated, but denies any racial overtones in his comments.
Careful advice
August 23, 2011 in print edition on A10
I respectfully submit that in Aaron Couch’s article “Financial strategy: What now?” the comment that “… passively managed retirement funds beat funds carefully tended by financial planners” carelessly confuses the concept of financial planning with a well-known study about active vs. passive mutual fund management.
Term limits
August 23, 2011 in print edition on A10
Our state Legislature consists of too many good old boys and girls who have been in the Legislature for too many years. When in session they spend more time protecting their own interests, mainly their pocketbooks and purses, than they do benefiting the state and their constituents. Too many of them own businesses or have investments in business that they use the Legislature to reduce taxes on or use other means to protect themselves.
Argentine leader faces hard choices
August 23, 2011 in print edition on A10
When I asked a group of 10 influential business people at a luncheon here last week whether President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is likely to intensify or moderate her leftist-populist policies after her expected victory in the Oct. 23 elections, a majority of six raised their hands indicting that they fear she will become more radical.
Raiders use 3rd-round pick for Pryor
August 23, 2011 in print edition on B2
The Oakland Raiders always have been seduced by size and speed so it came as little surprise that they used a third-round pick Monday in the NFL’s supplemental draft to select former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor.
100 years ago: KU graduate appointed to hire, monitor ‘Harvey Girls’
August 23, 2011
“The number of young women employed will run into the thousands.”
Q: Who might be KU’s most improved RB? A: Brandon Bourbon
August 23, 2011 in print edition on B1
Just a few minutes after Brandon Bourbon entered the meeting room on his first day of camp last season, he already was getting grilled by Kansas University running backs coach Reggie Mitchell.