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What do you think of Pizza Hut's pledge to donate a lifetime of pizza to the person that asks the presidential candidates, "Sausage or pepperoni?" at next week's debate?

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Response Percent
A new low in politics
 
53%
A genius marketing move
 
29%
What about extra cheese?
 
10%
Other
 
6%
Total 516
Who will win the race for Douglas County Commissioner, 2nd District?

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Response Percent
Nancy Thellman
 
76%
Frank Male
 
23%
Total 72
Who will win the race for Kansas State Board of Education, District 4?

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Carolyn Campbell
 
89%
Jack Wu
 
10%
Total 64
Who will win the race for Kansas House, 44th District?

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Patrick Bengtson
 
50%
Rep. Barbara Ballard
 
49%
Total 97
Who will win the race for Kansas House, 42nd District?

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Rep. Connie O’Brien
 
59%
Harold Fevurly, Jr.
 
40%
Total 22
Who will win the race for Kansas House, 10th District?

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John Wilson
 
90%
Erica Anderson
 
9%
Total 75
Who will win the race for Kansas state senate, 19th District?

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Casey Moore
 
84%
Sen. Anthony Hensley
 
15%
Total 223
Who will win the race for Kansas state senate, 3rd District?

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Sen. Tom Holland
 
71%
Rep. Anthony Brown
 
28%
Total 71
Who will win the race for Kansas state senate, 2nd district?

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Sen. Marci Francisco
 
75%
Ronald Ellis
 
25%
Total 48
Who will win the race to represent Kansas' 2nd Congressional District?

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Rep. Lynn Jenkins
 
61%
Tobias Schlingensiepen
 
38%
Total 248
Who will win the race for president?

Poll results

Response Percent
President Barack Obama
 
54%
Republican nominee Mitt Romney
 
45%
Total 280

Lead stories

12:46 a.m.
Grace Adams, 7, a member of the Clinton Eagles 4-H Club, watches her “eco-bot” after it was deployed on a map representing an oil-spill area. At a National 4-H Week event at the former at Wakarusa Valley School, Grace and some of her fellow 4-H’ers learned firsthand about building robots that can be used to preserve and protect the environment. 4-Hers transform toothbrush into robot designed to scrub toxic oil spill
October 8, 2012
Clinton Eagles Science Day was held in honor of National 4-H Week and National Youth Science Day Monday at former Wakarusa Valley School building.
6:00 a.m.
Jason Hering, of Lawrence, with the Wetlands Preservation Organization and KU Eco Justice, works Tuesday morning at the Haskell Eco Walk area, just north of 31st Street and across from the Baker Wetlands. Hering and various organizations and volunteers are creating ramps, walkways and trails through the wetlands areas on the north side of 31st Street. The Wetlands Preservation Organization was an unsuccessful plaintiff in the lawsuit to stop the South Lawrence Trafficway. South Lawrence Trafficway legal fight ends with passing of deadline
October 9, 2012
The more than 20-year legal battle to stop the South Lawrence Trafficway from running through the Baker Wetlands is now officially over.
2:00 p.m.
Gov. Brownback gave the State of the State address on Wednesday January 11, 2011. Brownback not ruling out sales tax plan next year
12:43 p.m., October 10, 2012 Updated 6:35 p.m.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback hasn’t ruled out proposing that the state help balance its budget by keeping its current sales tax in place longer rather than letting it drop next year as planned.
6:00 p.m.
Lawrence High graduate Noel Fisher was one of a number of Ohio State University students to greet President Obama when he arrived in Columbus, Ohio, today. Fisher is wearing a red shirt and a sweater vest. OSU freshman Jordan Isern is standing next to Obama. Lawrence High graduate meets Obama at Ohio campaign stop
October 9, 2012
Noel Fisher probably never imagined that getting involved as a student volunteer on President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign would lead to a personal meet-and-greet with the president himself.
10:00 p.m.
Alyssa Cusick, a worker at the Lawrence Humane Society takes T-bone, a lab mix, into a fenced-in yard for some outdoor time at the shelter on Sept. 25, 2012. T-bone has been at the shelter longer than all the other dogs. Pets look to connect
October 8, 2012
In the long rows of dog kennels at the Lawrence Humane Society, T-Bone isn’t especially eye-catching. He’s not very large or very small — he’s medium-sized. His coat isn’t fluffy or spotted — it’s short and all black. He’s not tough-looking — he’s a Labrador-chow chow mix whose tail can’t seem to decide if it wants to be straight or curly. But T-Bone’s biggest problem is one that, for many dogs, seems to get worse the longer they stay there.

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Mobile phone apps launched for LJWorld.com website
October 10, 2012
Fans of LJWorld.com now have two new mobile phone apps to choose from to stay up-to-date on local news, sports and weather. Officials with The World Company, the parent company of LJWorld.com and the Journal-World, announced they have released both iPhone and Android mobile phone apps for the LJWorld.com site.
Top research awards go to KU faculty members
October 10, 2012
Four Kansas University faculty members were announced Wednesday as winners of the state’s most prestigious research prize. The four winners of the 2012 Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards all work on KU’s Lawrence campus. It’s the first time that’s been the case since 1990. The awards, open to faculty at all Board of Regents universities, have typically also been distributed to researchers at the KU Medical Center and Kansas State University.
Retired KU professor wins prestigious geology award
October 10, 2012
In May 2013, the retired KU distinguished professor of geology will receive the Twenhofel Medal for career of excellence in sedimentary geology from the Society for Sedimentary Geology. It’s the most prestigious honor awarded by the society, the largest in the world devoted to the study of sedimentary rocks.
Commission OKs rezoning request for therapeutic ranch
October 10, 2012
The dream of a therapeutic ranch for young adults with autism is one step closer to reality.
School board association names own efficiency panel
October 10, 2012
In response to Gov. Sam Brownback’s school efficiency task force, which includes no school employees, the Kansas Association of School Boards announced Wednesday the formation of an efficiency committee made up entirely of school employees and board members.
Cans for Community adds drop-off bin at On the Rocks
October 10, 2012
A new drop-off bin for recycling aluminum cans is now open at On the Rocks, 1818 Mass.
KU student hit by car released from hospital
11:16 p.m., October 10, 2012 Updated 02:23 p.m.
A female Kansas University student struck by a vehicle at Wednesday evening on campus has been treated and released from the hospital, according to Kansas University spokeswoman Jill Jess.
Bill Self to receive the Wooden’s Awards ‘Legends of Coaching’ honor in 2013
05:07 p.m., October 10, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self will receive the John R. Wooden Award’s “Legends of Coaching” honor in 2013, Coach Wooden’s daughter, Nan Wooden Muehlhausen, announced Wednesday at the annual Los Angeles Athletic Club Wooden Award Tipoff Luncheon. The award recognizes coaches who exemplify Coach Wooden’s high standards of coaching success and personal integrity.
Water main break on 23rd Street closes 1 lane of traffic
October 10, 2012
Traffic is down to one lane on westbound 23rd Street, as crews work to fix a water main break.
Plan to raze McCollum Hall in the works
October 10, 2012
A major part of the Daisy Hill skyline will meet the wrecking ball under a plan sought by Kansas University.
Lawrence man ordered to stand trial on child pornography charges
October 10, 2012
Douglas County District Court Judge Michael Malone on Wednesday ordered a 44-year-old Lawrence man — arrested in September — to stand trial on three child pornography charges.
West Middle School student suffers head injury
October 10, 2012
A sixth grade boy at West Middle School was taken by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital this morning after suffering a head injury while playing basketball in the school gymnasium.
Battle over state arts funding continues
October 10, 2012
The fight over state funding of the arts continued Wednesday.
KU, Georgetown working on home-and-home series in men’s basketball
October 10, 2012
KU and Georgetown will likely begin a home-and-home series in men’s basketball next season.
Brownback not ruling out sales tax plan next year
12:43 p.m., October 10, 2012 Updated 06:35 p.m.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback hasn’t ruled out proposing that the state help balance its budget by keeping its current sales tax in place longer rather than letting it drop next year as planned.
KU appoints former Coast Guard employee to lead new facilities services department
October 10, 2012
Kansas University has hired a leader for its newly formed facilities services department, the university announced Wednesday.
Commerce Secretary explains ending Kansas Main Street program
October 10, 2012
Commerce Secretary Pat George says that ending the Kansas Main Street program doesn’t mean rural communities will lose support from the state agency.
Olathe church started by ex-megachurch pastor folds
October 10, 2012
The suburban Kansas City church that a pastor started after losing his megachurch to foreclosure has folded.
Town Talk: Looking back and ahead on the South Lawrence Trafficway; SLT public meeting set for Oct. 19; city creates interactive map of cemeteries
October 10, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Heard on the Hill: Podcast pans ESPN documentary on basketball rules; KU student plays piano at Carnegie Hall; another Twitter list
October 10, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
25 years ago: Scouts honor departed leader with new building
October 10, 2012
Volunteers had raised the walls for the 16-by-20 foot building.
40 years ago: City road signs suffer annual bout of theft, damage
October 10, 2012
Road-sign thefts usually started after students came back to school.
100 years ago: Little boys from Topeka more than just runaways
October 10, 2012
“Yesterday evening it developed that the young rascals had stolen a horse and buggy.”
Lawrence High soccer downs SM North, 6-0
October 10, 2012
The Lawrence High soccer team is primed for Thursday’s city showdown at home against Free State after dispatching Shawnee Mission North, 6-0, on Tuesday at LHS.
Seabury wins two at volleyball tri
October 10, 2012
Bishop Seabury Academy won two matches at the Heritage Christian volleyball triangular on Tuesday, defeating Midland 25-11, 26-24 and Heritage 21-25, 25-12, 25-16.
KU women’s golf, Kawinpakorn lead at Las Cruces
October 10, 2012
The Kansas University women’s golf team took the lead after the second round in the Price’s “Give ‘Em Five” Intercollegiate on Tuesday, and freshman Yupaporn Kawinpakorn shot a 1-under 71 to maintain the individual lead.
Free State, Lawrence golfers named to all-league teams
October 10, 2012
Three city girls golfers have been named to the 2012 All-Sunflower League second team.
Weis promises to explore all options before OSU game
October 10, 2012
Following Saturday’s loss to Kansas State, and again during a conference call with reporters on Sunday night, Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis vowed to explore anything and everything that could solve his squad’s second-half struggles. Tuesday morning, during his regular weekly news conference, Weis shared the details of a new plan that was mostly personnel driven.
First Bell: Returning to Lawrence
October 10, 2012
Peter Hancock takes over the First Bell blog as the new education reporter at the Journal-World.
Editorial: Worthy legacy
Library and fitness programs are a great way to remember the community contributions of the late Dr. Bob Frederick.
October 10, 2012
Congratulations to the family of the late Bob Frederick for their efforts to keep alive the memory and the values of the former Kansas University athletic director who died in a 2009 bicycle accident.
KU-Mizzou match-up in NCAA tournament wouldn’t shock Self
October 10, 2012
Kansas and Missouri might be meeting again in men’s basketball sooner than anybody expected.
Healthy Carolyn Davis aims for return trip to NCAAs
October 10, 2012
Although it’s been eight months since she tore up her left knee, both dislocating it and tearing the anterior cruciate ligament, the memory of that day and the torture that came after it will never be far from the mind of Kansas University senior Carolyn Davis.
Firebirds volleyball 0-2 at St. Teresa’s
October 10, 2012
Free State volleyball dropped two matches at St. Teresa’s triangular on Tuesday.
KU women’s basketball eager to turn tourney run into Big 12 success
October 10, 2012
Kansas University junior forward Tania Jackson is ready for a stress-free Selection Monday, especially after having to suffer through an uncertain one last year.
Lions volleyball loses setter, then sets, at home tri
October 10, 2012
Just when Lawrence High’s volleyball players started feeling confident and comfortable at a difficult Tuesday home quadrangular, they were forced to adjust to an unpredictable setback.
Is ‘Nashville’ Britton’s finest hour?
October 10, 2012
Connie Britton (”Friday Night Lights,” ‘‘American Horror Story”) gets yet another great role. She stars as Rayna Jaymes in “Nashville” (9 p.m.), ABC’s slick, smart and instantly addictive new adult soap opera set in the heart of the country music business.
FSHS soccer falls to O-East, 3-0
October 10, 2012
Free State soccer fell to Olathe East, 3-0, on Tuesday night at CBAC, falling to 6-7 on the season.
Horoscopes for Oct. 10
October 10, 2012
For Wednesday, Oct. 10: If ever you were to have a proclivity for intensity and drama, it would be this year. You easily could be mistaken for a drama queen or king. If you are single, a friendship could be vital to a special relationship. If you are attached, do more as a couple.
Opinion: Stop and think about our values
October 10, 2012
There was a recent article in the Journal-World about Kansas University’s basketball coach, Bill Self, getting an agreement in the millions of dollars through the 2021-22 season. I admire coach Self, and I like to have winning teams, but I also think it would be great if we were to see more fairness in the paychecks of the professors and instructors at KU who are not sports staff.
Opinion: A fact is a fact, regardless of ideology
October 10, 2012
“Reality,” Stephen Colbert once famously said, “has a well-known liberal bias.”
Kansas City fans’ anger on national display after Cassel controversy
October 10, 2012
There was a time when sports fans in Kansas City were considered among the best in sports, when Kauffman Stadium was the place to be during the sweltering summer months and tailgating at Arrowhead Stadium a rite of crisp autumn days. Lately, the perception of Royals and Chiefs fans has taken a hit.
Letter: Misbehaving
October 10, 2012
To the editor: On Thursday night I had the pleasure of going to the Dole Institute of Politics to watch the 2nd District congressional debate between incumbent Republican Lynn Jenkins and Democratic challenger Tobias Schlingensiepen. As a truly undecided voter, it is wonderful community opportunities like this allow citizens like me to formulate their opinions in an educated, informed manner