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The day in photos, January 26, 2011
Polls
Have you ever purchased a coat or sweater for a pet to keep it warm?

Poll results

Response Percent
No. My pet will never wear clothes
 
49%
Yes. My pet doesn’t have thick fur, so outerwear is necessary
 
30%
Yes, but mostly because I think it looks cute
 
10%
Not yet, but I would if I needed to
 
9%
Total 738
Which four candidates will be elected to the Eudora School Board?

Poll results

Response Percent
Bryan Maring
 
25%
Mark Chrislip
 
25%
Daniel Dickerson
 
16%
Belinda Rehmer
 
16%
Joe Pyle
 
16%
Total 12
Who will win the at-large election for Baldwin City School Board?

Poll results

Response Percent
Tony Wedel
 
80%
Joshua Mihesuah
 
17%
Robin Bayer
 
1%
Total 57
Who will win the election for Baldwin City School Board District 3?

Poll results

Response Percent
Slade Dillon
 
75%
Chad Christie
 
25%
Total 28
Who will win the election for Baldwin City School Board District 2?

Poll results

Response Percent
Sandy Chapman
 
78%
Ed Kite
 
14%
John Dunbar
 
7%
Total 28
Who will win the election for Baldwin City School Board District 1?

Poll results

Response Percent
Shawn Nelson
 
88%
Nick Harris
 
11%
Total 27
Which two candidates will be elected to the Wellsville City Council?

Poll results

Response Percent
Dorsey D. Edwards
 
50%
Cory Cunningham
 
25%
Mike McAfee
 
25%
Timothy R. Shields
 
0%
Jim Stonequist
 
0%
Total 4
Which three candidates will be elected to the Ottawa City Commission?

Poll results

Response Percent
Helen L. Hood
 
22%
John Wise
 
22%
Sara Caylor
 
11%
Raquel (Rocky) Fleer
 
11%
Blake C. Jorgensen
 
11%
Randy Lee Mitchell
 
11%
Jeffrey O. Richards
 
11%
Total 9
Which four candidates will be elected to the Lawrence School Board?

Poll results

Response Percent
Keith Diaz Moore
 
18%
Randy Masten
 
18%
Rick E. Ingram
 
17%
Shannon Kimball
 
9%
Ola Faucher
 
9%
James W. Clark
 
7%
Bill Roth
 
5%
Marlene Merrill
 
5%
Tyler Palmer
 
3%
Diane Lindeman
 
3%
Total 336
Which three candidates will be elected to the Eudora City Council?

Poll results

Response Percent
Ruth Hughs
 
33%
Chris B. Fiedler
 
16%
John A. Fiore
 
16%
Maria Nelson
 
16%
Kenneth L. Massey
 
16%
Jerry Trober, Sr.
 
0%
Total 6
Which three candidates will be elected to the Baldwin City Council?

Poll results

Response Percent
Jason Mock
 
33%
Kenneth Hayes
 
22%
Shane Starkey
 
22%
Coy W. Weege
 
22%
Total 9
Which three candidates will be elected to the Lawrence City Commission?

Poll results

Response Percent
Mike Dever
 
27%
Mike Machell
 
20%
Hugh Carter
 
20%
Bob Schumm
 
19%
Sven Erik Alstrom
 
12%
Total 1170
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Kansas guard Josh Selby hoists a three-pointer over Colorado guard Cory Higgins during the first half on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 at the Coors Events Center in Boulder. KU’s Josh Selby bolder vs. Colorado
January 26, 2011 in print edition on 1B
There he was sitting on the bench and watching again Tuesday night toward the end of the game, just as he was the first nine games of the season because the NCAA had suspended him.
9:00 a.m.
Online chat
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger chats live with users
January 26, 2011
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger, of Lawrence, is responsible for regulating all insurance sold in Kansas and overseeing the nearly 1,700 insurance companies and more than 94,000 agents licensed to do business in the state. Praeger was president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) in 2008. She serves as chair of the NAIC Health Insurance and Managed Care Committee, vice chair of the International Insurance Relations Committee, a member of the Executive Committee for International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) and a member of other NAIC Committees and task forces.
9:00 a.m.
Online chat
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger chats live with users
January 26, 2011
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger, of Lawrence, is responsible for regulating all insurance sold in Kansas and overseeing the nearly 1,700 insurance companies and more than 94,000 agents licensed to do business in the state. Praeger was president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) in 2008. She serves as chair of the NAIC Health Insurance and Managed Care Committee, vice chair of the International Insurance Relations Committee, a member of the Executive Committee for International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) and a member of other NAIC Committees and task forces.
9:25 a.m.
Online chat
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger chats live with users
January 26, 2011
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger, of Lawrence, is responsible for regulating all insurance sold in Kansas and overseeing the nearly 1,700 insurance companies and more than 94,000 agents licensed to do business in the state. Praeger was president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) in 2008. She serves as chair of the NAIC Health Insurance and Managed Care Committee, vice chair of the International Insurance Relations Committee, a member of the Executive Committee for International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) and a member of other NAIC Committees and task forces.
10:30 a.m.
Lawrence City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets. Five people seeking three seats on Lawrence City Commission
12:50 p.m., January 25, 2011 Updated 4:58 p.m. in print edition on 1A
With this economy there are cutbacks everywhere — even in city commission candidates.
1:30 p.m.
Kansas state Rep. Bill Feuerborn, left, a Garnett Democrat, discusses budget issues with House Appropriations Committee Chairman Marc Rhoades, a Newton Republican, during the committee's meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Statehouse Live: Kansas House budget committee approves proposal to cut state employees’ pay by 7.5 percent
8:13 a.m., January 25, 2011 Updated 5:59 p.m. in print edition on 1A
The House budget-writing committee on Tuesday approved a proposal that would cut state employee salary and wage expenditures by 7.5 percent.
4:30 p.m.
Kansas Athletic Director Lew Perkins expresses his excitement in solidifying the future of the Big 12 Conference during a press conference Wednesday, June 16, 2010. Former KU AD Lew Perkins fined $4,000 over exercise equipment allegation
2:17 p.m., January 25, 2011 Updated 5:23 p.m. in print edition on 1A
His attorney, Todd Thompson, released a statement from Perkins. “As the consent decree states, I never acted with any intent to violate any laws or ethical rules,” Perkins said.
7:30 p.m.
Chris Chambers loads hickory wood into the grill that the Crimson and Blue BBQ Crew will use in the Lakeland Pig Fest competition in Florida. The team includes Chambers, Tim Flory, Bill Walker and Jeremy Douglas. Crimson and Blue BBQ Crew departs for contest in Florida
January 26, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Chris Chambers said that for all the money they spend, the time it takes to cook the barbecue and the miles logged in travel, sometimes the best reward is standing around. But don’t be so quick to knock standing around — it’s not so bad with three buddies, a beer in hand and some tasty meat grilling nearby.

All stories

Keeping faculty
If professors are leaving because of money, strategies for retaining them need to be explored.
January 26, 2011 in print edition on A8
A news story in last week’s Journal-World told about a world-renowned researcher in the field of bioinformatics leaving Kansas University for a similar position at the University of Michigan.
Great neighbors
January 26, 2011 in print edition on A8
I love my neighbors!