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Which do you think has a better chance of happening during the 2011-12 season?

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KU men’s basketball wins a national title
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Which do you think has a better chance of happening during the 2011-12 season?

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KU men’s basketball advances to Final Four
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Agencies report to Douglas County Commission what impact closure of Lawrence SRS office would have
July 19, 2011 in print edition on A1
Representatives of nearly 20 local agencies testified Tuesday before Douglas County Commission about the impact of closing the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services office in Lawrence.
Lawrence City Commission sold on trying donation meter plan
July 19, 2011 in print edition on A1
When it comes to “donation meters,” sign Lawrence city commissioners up.
Traditional Indonesian dances to highlight international culture event on KU campus
July 19, 2011 in print edition on A5
Eighteen Indonesian students studying English at Kansas University are scheduled to perform dances and display traditional costumes at an event Wednesday evening on the KU campus.
KU School of Music students performing in two operas in Eutin, Germany
July 19, 2011
Members of Kansas University’s School of Music are in Germany for the summer, working on the performances of two operas at a music festival in Eutin, Germany, Lawrence’s sister city.
Section of ‘old’ Kansas Highway 10 reopens to traffic
July 19, 2011 in print edition on A2
A stretch of “old” Kansas Highway 10 is back in service, smoothing out a popular route connecting Lawrence and Eudora.
Attorney General Schmidt defends hiring Foulston Siefkin to represent state in Planned Parenthood lawsuit
06:03 p.m., July 19, 2011 Updated 09:53 a.m. in print edition on A1
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt on Tuesday denied he was granting political favors in hiring a law firm without going out for bid.
20-year-old Lawrence man ordered to stand trial in indecent liberties case
July 19, 2011 in print edition on A2
A Douglas County judge Tuesday ordered a 20-year-old Lawrence man to stand trial on charges he had sexual relations with a 15-year-old girl in May.
Break in water main closes 19th Street; about 25 residences without water
July 19, 2011 in print edition on A8
A water main break near 19th Street and Naismith Drive has closed 19th Street for several blocks likely until sometime Wednesday, a city utilities spokeswoman said.
Paving contractor causes sticky situation for motorists on 19th Street
July 19, 2011 in print edition on A3
Motorists have been driving over the oil, and it could stick to tires or other parts of the vehicle. City officials said the oil shouldn’t cause permanent damage to any vehicles, but they are suggesting that motorists consider taking their vehicles to a car wash.
KU students describe robbery on campus during preliminary hearing
July 19, 2011 in print edition on A4
Two Kansas University students on Tuesday described being robbed at gunpoint early on June 23 as they were walking on Memorial Drive.
Concerns raised city budget cut may hurt West Lawrence rec center proposal
July 19, 2011 in print edition on A3
Fans of a proposed West Lawrence recreation center were urged Tuesday to start making some noise at City Hall in hopes of keeping the idea alive during tight budget times.
2 Lawrence motorcyclists injured in separate accidents still hospitalized in Topeka
July 19, 2011
Two Lawrence men who were injured in separate motorcycle accidents Monday on U.S. Highway 40 west of Lawrence remained in a Topeka hospital Tuesday.
Newton development agency, Oklahoma port authority to sign partnership agreement
July 19, 2011
Officials representing the Tulsa Port of Catoosa and a Kansas development agency are set to sign a partnership agreement.
5-year-old boy drowns in Kansas City residential pool
July 19, 2011
Police say a 5-year-old boy died after he was pulled from a pool at a home in Kansas City, Kan.
Kansas cyclist’s death likely heat-related
July 19, 2011
A coroner says a southern Kansas man who was found dead while riding his bicycle died a natural death, although heat was likely a factor.
Bill Clinton Foundation donates $5,000 to Topeka Ronald McDonald House
July 19, 2011
A Topeka woman’s good manners have paid off for her nonprofit group.
Replica of 1865 peace treaty to be displayed in Wichita
July 19, 2011
A replica of the 1865 Peace Treaty that spurred the founding of Wichita will be on display later this month.
4 injured in fiery accident near Wichita on Kansas Turnpike
July 19, 2011
A fiery crash on the Kansas Turnpike near Wichita sent four men to the hospital with burns.
Wyandotte County sues EPA over headquarters move
July 19, 2011
The Unified Government of Wyandotte County is suing the federal government over its decision to move the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters.
Western states lagging in economic recovery
02:50 p.m., July 19, 2011 Updated 05:04 p.m.
Western states hit hardest by the housing crisis are feeling the greatest economic stress two years after the recession ended, according to The Associated Press’s monthly analysis.
Hundreds in Kansas apply for AAR Aircraft jobs
July 19, 2011
Hundreds of job seekers have applied for work with AAR Aircraft Services, even before the company has officially decided whether it will expand its operations to Salina.
Kansas nurse seeks probation for drug tampering
02:42 p.m., July 19, 2011 Updated 03:39 p.m.
A Kansas nurse who diluted morphine-based solutions at a Halstead nursing home has asked a federal judge for leniency at her sentencing next week.
Hearings resume in former Kansas AG Phill Kline’s ethics case
02:39 p.m., July 19, 2011 Updated 05:45 p.m. in print edition on A2
A panel in Kansas is reviewing allegations that former state Attorney General Phill Kline misled a grand jury as it investigated an abortion provider in 2007 and 2008.
Local agencies say people will lose services, costs shifted if SRS office is closed by Brownback
12:21 p.m., July 19, 2011 Updated 04:58 p.m. in print edition on A1
Commission Chairman Jim Flory said getting this information would help in presenting a case to the state to reverse the closure decision.
Eudora to host 103rd annual CPA picnic this week with three days of fun and games
July 19, 2011
The annual CPA picnic in Eudora enters its 103rd year this week, and the event’s main organizer anticipates a strong turnout.
Unlike Kansas, California and Florida have laws allowing municipalities to set price guidelines for tow companies
July 19, 2011 in print edition on A2
Douglas County officials looked at options several years ago to regulate prices, but couldn’t come up with anything that wouldn’t violate the federal law. But county officials says he would be receptive to options that would set standard prices.
Town Talk: Civility project slated for Lawrence; Downtown Sidewalk Sale trying to add comfort, animals; retail vs. entertainment businesses downtown
July 19, 2011
News and notes from Lawrence and Douglas County.
Excessive heat warning continues Tuesday, lasts until at least Saturday
02:33 a.m., July 19, 2011 Updated 08:12 a.m.
Lawrence and the rest of Douglas County are in for another scorcher on Tuesday.
Heard on the Hill: New KU vice chancellor Tim Caboni talks to community members; KU alum becomes voice of San Jose State football at age 23; new KU billboard honors astronaut professor
July 19, 2011
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Lawrence man reports stolen power tools in burglary
July 19, 2011 in print edition on A4
A 46-year-old Lawrence man reported to police Sunday the theft of various power tools valued at a total of $1,700 in a burglary that occurred overnight in the 1200 block of Tennessee Street.
Lawrence man reports theft of laptop, netbook, DVDs
July 19, 2011 in print edition on A4
A 40-year-old Lawrence man reported to police Sunday the theft of a Dell laptop valued at $800, a Dell netbook valued at $250, DVDs valued at $300 and other miscellaneous items valued at $890 in a burglary that occurred between 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday in the 900 block of West 24th Street.
Lawrence man reports carpet, wall damage
July 19, 2011 in print edition on A4
A 29-year-old Lawrence man reported $1,000 in damage to the carpet and walls on his property in the 3500 block of West 25th Terrace to police Thursday.
Iowa man reports stolen items including CDs, sunglasses, checkbook
July 19, 2011 in print edition on A4
A 24-year-old Iowa man reported to police Sunday that someone stole $3,000 worth of music CDs, a pair of sunglasses valued at $100 and a checkbook worth $10 from his vehicle in an overnight burglary in the 2500 block of West Sixth Street.
Lawrence man reports stolen laptop computers
July 19, 2011 in print edition on A4
A 20-year-old Lawrence man reported to police Friday that someone stole his laptop computers valued at $3,550 and video game systems valued at $400 in a burglary that occurred overnight in his residence in the 600 block of Gateway Court.
Lawrence High School honor roll for spring 2011
July 19, 2011 in print edition on A6
Lawrence High School has announced its second-semester 2010-11 honor rolls. To be eligible for the honor roll, a student must obtain at least a 3.5 grade-point average.
Lawrence woman reports theft of wheels, tires
July 19, 2011 in print edition on A4
A 41-year-old Lawrence woman reported to police Saturday the theft of two aluminum wheels and tires valued at $1,500.
Pledges of GOP candidates common in 2012 race
July 19, 2011 in print edition on A6
Republican presidential contenders may be feeling nostalgic for the days when a candidate could focus on just one pledge: the oath of office.
Poll: Obesity significant issue among boomers
July 19, 2011 in print edition on A6
Baby boomers say their biggest health fear is cancer. Given their waistlines, heart disease and diabetes should be atop that list, too.
Lawrence woman reports theft of A/C unit, copper tubing, electrical wire
July 19, 2011 in print edition on A4
A 35-year-old Lawrence woman reported to police Friday the theft of a Lennox air-conditioner condenser unit valued at $1,900, two pieces of copper tubing valued at $20 and a bundle of electrical wire valued at $80.
Heat wave hardest on poorest communities
July 19, 2011 in print edition on A10
The cinderblocks that make up Maria Teresa Escamilla’s new home will do little to shield her from the triple-digit heat that has been scorching West Texas. She has no electricity yet, and the roof is not properly attached, leaving the interior exposed to the elements.
Garden City challenges 2010 census numbers
July 19, 2011 in print edition on A5
Garden City officials are challenging the 2010 census count for their city.
Carbon monoxide kills 2 in Topeka
July 19, 2011 in print edition on A5
Authorities in Topeka say carbon monoxide poisoning killed two people over the weekend and sent a third to the hospital.
Sheriff’s Office taking applications for citizens academy
July 19, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for its second citizens academy, which begins in September.
KU Hospital earns multiple top-50 rankings in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Hospitals list
July 19, 2011 in print edition on A1
Several specialties at Kansas University Hospital earned top national rankings in the latest U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals list, which is scheduled to be released on Tuesday.
KU running back Dreamius Smith not eligible
July 19, 2011
Wichita Heights freshman Dreamius Smith will not be with the Jayhawks this fall because of a low ACT score.
Back in action: RB Brandon Bourbon cleared to return from injury
July 19, 2011 in print edition on B1
Thirteen weeks after suffering an injury that ended his spring, red-shirt freshman running back Brandon Bourbon appears to be back in action and gearing up for the 2011 season.
White Sox, Buehrle top Royals, 5-2
July 19, 2011 in print edition on B1
Mark Buehrle finally picked up a win. No surprise it happened in Kansas City.
Coach: Conner Frankamp created buzz
July 19, 2011 in print edition on B1
Two years ago — at the age of 13 — Wichita eighth-grader Conner Frankamp received an invitation to work out with the Kansas City Pump N Run AAU team.
NFL lockout might be nearing end
July 19, 2011 in print edition on B2
The NFL told club executives they could be schooled in the ins and outs of the new labor contract as early as Thursday, and the players’ association summoned its leadership for a potential vote — the strongest signs yet the lockout might be nearing an end.
25 years ago: Juveniles charged in cemetery vandalism
July 19, 2011
Five juveniles had been charged with the February vandalism of Lawrence’s historic Oak Hill Cemetery in February.
40 years ago: Increase in mobile-home construction concerns weather officials
July 19, 2011
The nation’s chief tornado forecaster was concerned about the latest trends in home-building in the nation.
100 years ago: Local merchant finds boa constrictor in banana crate
July 19, 2011
“Ed. Schall of the Poehler Mercantile company yesterday afternoon discovered a young boa constrictor entwined about the stem of a bunch of bananas that have recently arrived from South America.”
Science takes a beating in early presidential campaign
July 19, 2011 in print edition on A8
It is not encouraging that some candidates in the Republican presidential sweepstakes are using scientific knowledge as political footballs. Actually, not all scientific knowledge — just the kind they find uncomfortable or unpopular, which they blithely dismiss.
Too much tea
July 19, 2011 in print edition on A8
To the editor:
Get involved
July 19, 2011 in print edition on A8
To the editor:
U.S. shouldn’t abandon friends in Iraq
July 19, 2011 in print edition on A8
Americans like to think of themselves as a moral people.
Positive response
“Donation meters” in downtown Lawrence are worth a try.
July 19, 2011 in print edition on A8
Using old parking meters to collect donations for local social service agencies is a positive approach to the continuing problem of panhandlers in downtown Lawrence.
Seeds of change: Former head of the Kansas Rural Center buys an Italian seed business
July 19, 2011
The term “sowing seeds” can make a million metaphors in the business world, but Dan Nagengast and Lynn Byczynski are taking the term to new metaphorical and literal heights.
Horoscopes for July 19
July 19, 2011
This year, tap into your creativity more often. Detach, and you’ll see unusual pathways and restrictions clear. Don’t wonder; rather, just explore. If you are single, you will meet someone who elevates your mind and soul. Decide if you want more. If you are attached, the two of you finally need to plan a long-coveted trip. Pisces illuminates your day.
Business brisk on ‘True Grime’
July 19, 2011
“Dirty Jobs” meets “CSI” in the surprisingly offbeat new series “True Grime: Crime Scene Clean Up” (9 p.m, Investigation Discovery). Over the past decade, “CSI” has made the depiction of crime victims and cadavers a regular television occurrence. More recently, a taste for zombie movies and shows has fed a curious audience appetite for the depiction of rotting flesh.
Playing overseas has pros, cons
July 19, 2011 in print edition on B2
The thought of Dwight Howard playing for a pro team in China or Spain or anywhere else overseas would have seemed absurd months ago.