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Did you leave your house or place of residence on Tuesday?

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Which team is better right now: Kansas or Texas?

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Which starting Jayhawk do you feel most comfortable with at the free-throw line late in a game?

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Josh Selby
Tyshawn Taylor
Marcus Morris
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Wednesday Waifs: Alex
06:29 p.m., February 1, 2011 Updated 06:29 p.m.
A black lab needs a good home.
Older Lawrence residents recall severe snow storms from years past
February 1, 2011 in print edition on A1
For the entire month of January, Thelma Dillon waded through towering snow drifts as she walked up a long, winding lane to her home.
Sundance offering has Lawrence ties
February 1, 2011
The daughter of a former Kansas University chancellor co-produced “The Convincer,” starring Greg Kinnear, Lea Thompson, Billy Crudup and Alan Arkin.
Turmoil in Egypt hits home for Lawrence couple
February 1, 2011 in print edition on A3
Protests in Egypt may seem thousands of miles away to most Lawrence residents, but for one couple the protests hit very close to home.
Brownback tells Kansans to stay home
03:13 p.m., February 1, 2011 Updated 04:37 p.m.
He said if people must travel, then they should be prepared with water, blankets and cellphones.
Review: Dead Space 2
February 1, 2011
The deep space survival horror franchise returns in a big way.
Task force leader says group hasn’t made any firm decisions about closing elementary schools
February 1, 2011 in print edition on A1
Three elementary schools are targets for potential closure next year, but the leader of the Lawrence school board isn’t yet ready to sign off on a plan that remains more than three weeks from completion.
Some Lawrence school employees don’t get paid for snow days
February 1, 2011 in print edition on A3
Members of the district’s classified staff — secretaries, paraeducators, library media assistants, custodians, food service works and others — face different compensation issues, depending on their schedules.
Lawrence city transit service shuts down early because of severe weather; late start planned on Wednesday
12:44 p.m., February 1, 2011 Updated 05:00 p.m. in print edition on A2
Well, they lasted a lot longer than school buses did. The city’s public transit system opened on Tuesday and ran for most of the day before inclement weather caused it to shut down at 4 p.m. — four hours earlier than normal.
Suspect sought after alleged sexual assault of 14-year-old boy who was walking to gas station
February 1, 2011 in print edition on A2
Franklin County Sheriff’s officers are looking for a man suspected of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old Kansas City, Mo., boy Monday night on Interstate 35 as the boy was walking to a gas station after his family had car trouble in the winter storm.
Town Talk: A look at how heavily city sidewalks are used; OMG! Oak Park Mall is closed; City Commission cancels; Borders update; Northwest Lawrence industrial appeal and mill levy bragging
February 1, 2011
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County:
Bill targets prevention of sports head injuries
11:15 a.m., February 1, 2011 Updated 12:36 a.m. in print edition on A1
Legislation aimed at protecting young athletes from head injuries in school sports has won the backing of the NFL and Kansas City Chiefs.
26-year-old Lawrence man arrested, accused of committing sex crime against a minor
10:58 a.m., February 1, 2011 Updated 03:09 p.m.
Lawrence police Monday evening arrested a 26-year-old man accused of committing a sex crime against a minor.
Brownback signs disaster declaration because of winter storm, offers assistance to 53 counties
February 1, 2011
Because of the severe winter storm, Gov. Sam Brownback on Tuesday signed a disaster declaration that activates emergency actions and authorizes state resources for assistance statewide.
KU researcher discovers 20 species of water beetles in Suriname
February 1, 2011 in print edition on A3
Andrew Short said he’s enjoyed spending his days focusing on water beetles, a profession that’s taken him to some of the far corners of the globe.
Best Of Lawrence tops 2,000 ballots, hungry for more
February 1, 2011
There’s still much time to let your voice be heard
CEO at Sunflower Electric Power Corp. plans to retire in 2012
February 1, 2011 in print edition on A5
The president and chief executive officer of a western Kansas utility that hopes to build a coal-fired power plant plans to retire early next year.
Kansas State Board of Education to discuss bullying again in early February
February 1, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Kansas State Board of Education plans to consider two statements on bullying next week.
Closings and cancellations for Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011
12:00 a.m., February 1, 2011 Updated 05:38 p.m.
A list of closings and cancellations for Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011.
City continues street plowing overnight; Wind chill advisory replaces blizzard warning
12:00 a.m., February 1, 2011 Updated 08:38 p.m. in print edition on A2
Lawrence crews are continuing plowing operations overnight and hope to have all priority one and two routes in Lawrence treated by morning. For Tuesday night, though, the city has just one message: Stay inside.
Not lucky in Lubbock: Kansas basketball 0-3 at Texas Tech under coach Bill Self
February 1, 2011 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s basketball team has compiled an amazing 43-16 record in Big 12 Conference road games under eighth-year coach Bill Self. The six-time defending league champs, however, are 0-3 in 15,020-seat United Spirit Arena (in the Self era) entering Tuesday’s 8 p.m. contest between No. 2-ranked KU (20-1, 5-1) and unrated Texas Tech (11-11, 3-4).
Orangutans say Steelers team to beat in Super Bowl
February 1, 2011 in print edition on B2
I always looked at the eyes. I would stare into the eyes of the Super Bowl participants, measure their responses to our weeklong inquiries, and by the weekend of the big game I would be emboldened enough to predict a winner.
Ohio State unanimous No. 1 in AP men’s college basketball poll; KU No. 2
February 1, 2011 in print edition on B2
Ohio State, the lone remaining unbeaten team, is a unanimous No. 1 in the men’s college basketball poll by the Associated Press.
Signing Day coverage highlighted by live chat with OL Phil Ford
February 1, 2011 in print edition on B3
Signing Day 2011 is set for Wednesday, and will be there bright and early to provide updates throughout the day.
Wally Judge quits K-State basketball team
February 1, 2011 in print edition on B4
Kansas State coach Frank Martin says forward Wally Judge has quit the team.
Jimmer Fredette, Kemba Walker and Jared Sullinger in mix for college basketball player of year
February 1, 2011 in print edition on B4
Have you been afflicted with Jimmermania? Officially Krazy for Kemba? Swept away by Sully?
Emergency experts offer tips to prepare for, survive in impending snow storm
February 1, 2011 in print edition on A1
A snow storm that’s barreling through the Midwest has public safety officials advising residents to be prepared to stay at home for a few days.
Topeka man arrested on gun, drug charges in 800 block of West 24th Street
February 1, 2011 in print edition on A4
Lawrence police arrested a 20-year-old Topeka man early Sunday morning in the 800 block of West 24th Street after officers determined the man was in possession of a stolen handgun and marijuana, said Sgt. Matt Sarna, a police spokesman.
Chevy Tahoe reported stolen in 2500 block of Redbud Lane
February 1, 2011 in print edition on A4
A 33-year-old Lawrence woman reported to police Sunday afternoon that her 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe valued at $1,500 was stolen at 2:30 p.m. from the 2500 block of Redbud Lane.
Burglary, theft reported in 1400 block of West Second Terrace
February 1, 2011 in print edition on A4
A 31-year-old Lawrence man reported to police Sunday that someone had broken his wooden door frame and stolen his Compaq notebook computer and other items, including an Apple iPod touch and Sony iPod dock, during a burglary between 8 p.m. and midnight Saturday in the 1400 block of West Second Terrace. The burglary caused $1,020 in lost property and damage.
Baltimore Orioles, RHP Justin Duchscherer agree to one-year deal
February 1, 2011 in print edition on B2
A person with knowledge of the deal tells the Associated Press the Baltimore Orioles and right-hander Justin Duchscherer have reached agreement on a one-year contract.
Jayhawks in the NBA
February 1, 2011 in print edition on B5
Here’s a look at how former Jayhawks fared in NBA action on Monday, Jan. 31, 2011.
Texas routs Texas A&M
February 1, 2011 in print edition on B4
Moments after Texas wrapped up its victory over Texas A&M on Monday night, Aggies coach Mark Turgeon delivered a message to winning coach Rick Barnes.
Fort Riley therapist charged with stalking soldier
February 1, 2011 in print edition on A10
A therapist who was treating a Fort Riley soldier for post-traumatic stress was accused of stalking her patient in a case that culminated in a high-speed chase after she breeched the gates of the military installation.
Pump patrol
February 1, 2011 in print edition on A4
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.97 at Presto, 1030 N. Third St.
Director of American Indian outreach at KU collects top award, meets President Obama
February 1, 2011 in print edition on A1
After working for years as a psychology professor, Marigold Linton said she wanted to move into a field where she could reach more people.
Billing bunk
The whole system of late fees on Lawrence utility bills demands a full review.
February 1, 2011 in print edition on A8
Heads should be rolling in the city’s utility billing department following Sunday’s Journal-World story about problems with late charges and how they are hidden on city water bills.
Missing history
February 1, 2011 in print edition on A8
It’s 2011 and thus it’s the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Civil War and Kansas statehood.
Refunds due
February 1, 2011 in print edition on A8
I sympathize with the frustration felt by Kelly Elsten in trying to get some satisfaction from the Lawrence utilities department. I experienced the identical situation.
Not a problem
February 1, 2011 in print edition on A8
Sunday’s editorial regarding our snow-shoveling ordinance begins “Snow is a pain in the behind.” Thus, my suggestion for solving this civic dilemma is that the city (and the J-W) BUTT OUT.
U.S. must press free elections in Egypt
February 1, 2011 in print edition on A8
If you want to understand the Egyptian uprising and how U.S. officials should respond, let me take you back to the pro-democracy demonstrations I witnessed in Cairo in 2005.
Iowa State basketball coach Fred Hoiberg suspends Calvin Godfrey
February 1, 2011 in print edition on B2
Iowa State basketball coach Fred Hoiberg has suspended Calvin Godfrey for three games for violating team rules.
Florida judge strikes down Obama health care overhaul
February 1, 2011
A federal judge ruled Monday that the Obama administration’s health care overhaul is unconstitutional, siding with 26 states that sued to block it.
Orval Kent Food Co. agrees to pay $390,000 fine in SE Kansas pollution case
February 1, 2011
The Orval Kent Food Co. has agreed to pay a $390,000 civil fine to settle allegations of water pollution from its processing plant in the southeast Kansas town of Baxter Springs.
Super Bowl Game Changers: Recipes a bit off-sides and off-center for your watch party spread
February 1, 2011
Take a look at our “Super Bowl Challenge” foods and give a new recipe a whirl before watching the Packers and the Steelers battle it out in Super Bowl XLV at 5:30 p.m. on Fox.
40 years ago: Workshop on police-community relations in Lawrence
February 1, 2011
A recent Lawrence police-community relations workshop had been deemed a success by participants.
Tune In: PBS’ ‘Frontline’ explodes the ‘CSI’ fantasy
February 1, 2011
All murder mysteries begin with a body. And in every story from “The Wizard of Oz” to “CSI,” we need a medical examiner, pathologist or coroner to declare that the deceased is not merely dead, but really most sincerely dead.
Horoscope for Feb. 1
February 1, 2011
This year, slow your very hectic pace and look around. See life from a different perspective. If you are single, you have a unique desirability, probably because you are somewhat withdrawn this year. If you are attached, the two of you benefit from honoring your deepest feelings. Capricorn understands you better than you understand yourself!
100 years ago: Advertisement encourages land-buyers to look west to Colorado
February 1, 2011
“This tract of irrigated land is one of the best, if not the best in the United States today.”
KU hoops notebook: Josh Selby, Texas Tech’s Mike Singletary honored
February 1, 2011 in print edition on B1
Texas Tech forward Mike Singletary on Monday was named Big 12 player of the week.