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KU basketball v. Iowa State
How many games do you think the KU men's basketball team will win in conference play this season?

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12 or fewer
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Does having more people with concealed carry gun permits make you feel safer

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CB Dexter McDonald thrilled to be back with Jayhawks
January 9, 2013
An issue that led Dexter McDonald away from Kansas University’s football program the first time around turned out to be the very thing that brought him back. By Matt Tait
Notebook: Bill Self on Cyclones: ‘Hey, they’re good’
January 9, 2013
For a long time Wednesday, it looked as if Kansas University’s basketball team would drop its first Big 12 opener in 22 years. By Gary Bedore
Calling his shot? McLemore’s banked-in 3 saves KU in 97-89 OT win
January 9, 2013
Kansas coach Bill Self guesses that guard Ben McLemore probably didn’t call glass on his game-tying three with 1.3 seconds left in regulation. The freshman, however, said he did following the Jayhawks’ 97-89 overtime win over Iowa State. • Box score
Opinion: Field-goal droughts should be history with McLemore on team
January 9, 2013
Kansas freshman guard Ben McLemore showed what he can do when his team needs somebody to take the game by the throat, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes. Because of that, the Jayhawks should learn that it’s best to make sure he gets the ball. • Box score
ISU coach Hoiberg on McLemore’s 3: ‘I wish it would’ve swished’
January 9, 2013
For all of the things about Wednesday’s battle with the Kansas University men’s basketball team that Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg was proud of, there was one thing he could not get over: the ending. By Matt Tait • Box score
United Way officials say campaign on track to reach lowered goal of $1.7 million
January 9, 2013
After things seemed a bit worrisome last month, local United Way leaders now say they’re projecting the organization’s 2012 campaign will raise at least $1.7 million, matching the previous year’s effort. By Matt Erickson
Sunset Hill principal to resign
January 9, 2013
Chris Bay will leave at the end of this year to pursue a career in financial planning. By Peter Hancock
Officials to take a ride on deteriorating Amtrak route through Kansas
January 9, 2013
Railroad officials have arranged a special train ride this week to let state and local officials see and feel firsthand the problems of deteriorating track on the route of the Southwest Chief through Kansas.
Lawrence woman files lawsuit against Lawrence Wal-Mart alleging sexual harassment
January 9, 2013
A Lawrence woman filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart in federal court Wednesday, alleging sexual harassment and discrimination at a Lawrence store. By Shaun Hittle
Lawrence residents receive tickets for not clearing sidewalks
11:11 a.m., January 9, 2013 Updated 09:38 a.m.
Some Lawrence residents who didn’t shovel their sidewalks were fined 48 hours after the snowfall. By Rebekka Schlichting
Alcohol-related fatalities and accidents down in Kansas
January 9, 2013
For the second straight year, the number of alcohol-related traffic fatalities in Kansas has dropped, according to preliminary data from the Kansas Department of Transportation. Such deaths were nearly cut in half between 2011, when the state recorded 102 deaths, and 2012, which recorded just 57. By Shaun Hittle
Officials say they hope Legislature does little harm to local government
January 9, 2013
Representatives of local governing bodies Wednesday urged Douglas County legislators to try to keep the Kansas Legislature from hurting them. “We are doing the best we can to prepare for the worst,” said Douglas County Commissioner Nancy Thellman. “Our hope is that the worst won’t come.” By Scott Rothschild.
Area roundup: Tonganoxie boys top Bonner Springs
January 9, 2013
Eric Tate scored a team-high 15 points, as Tonganoxie (4-3) pulled away from Bonner Springs in the fourth quarter.
LHS swimming last at Olathe NW tri
January 9, 2013
Lawrence High boys swimming placed third at the Olathe Northwest triangular on Tuesday with 62 points. Shawnee Mission South (143) took first, and Olathe Northwest placed second (110).
LHS girls fall apart under pressure at SMNW
12:58 a.m., January 9, 2013 Updated 10:37 a.m.
Shawnee Mission Northwest blitzed the Lawrence High girls basketball team out of the gate, turning pressure defense into easy layups, and cruised to a 72-35 victory on Tuesday at SMNW. By Benton Smith
FSHS boys can’t stop 5A’s best, Shawnee Mission South
January 9, 2013
Shawnee Mission South, the top-ranked team in Class 5A, was never seriously challenged after going on an early run against the Free State boys basketball team in a 65-48 victory on Tuesday. By Jesse Newell
Mosiman beats buzzer to give LHS boys a win at SMNW
January 9, 2013
Jake Mosiman drilled a cold-blooded three-pointer just before time expired Tuesday night at Shawnee Mission Northwest, giving the Lawrence High boys basketball team a 55-54 win. By Benton Smith
Opinion: Travis Releford’s making the most of his shots
January 9, 2013
Kansas University senior Travis Releford has turned himself into one of the most efficient scorers in the country. Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan explains.
Graduating KU football players accept invites to all-star games
January 9, 2013
Another sign that the outgoing Kansas University football class may include some NFL talent came Tuesday, when the NFL Players Association confirmed that five Jayhawks had been selected to participate in the 2013 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl on Jan. 19 near Los Angeles. By Matt Tait
Jayhawks begin quest for ninth straight Big 12 title with ISU
January 9, 2013
Kansas University’s basketball players and coaches begin their two-month quest for a ninth straight Big 12 Conference regular-season title with a match-up tonight against Iowa State at Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
100 years ago: Grant Township to hold annual wolf hunt
January 9, 2013
“Game has become scarce with the spread of agriculture and these big hunts have become relics of the past.”
25 years ago: Police still searching for clues in bank robbery
January 9, 2013
The Kansas Bankers Association had offered a reward of up to $5,000.
Letter: Hospital threat
January 9, 2013
As a medical student hoping to one day return to work as a family doctor in rural Kansas, I am normally encouraged by the amount of support our state offers to students like me who recognize the enormous need for primary care in most Kansas communities.
40 years ago: Power outage leads to cold morning for local residents
January 9, 2013
Bitterly cold temperatures were making area residents miserable this week.
Horoscopes for Jan. 9
January 9, 2013
For Wednesday, Jan. 9: This year you often are inspired to live out your dreams. Verbalizing these desires will be the first step toward making them become a reality. If you are single, nearly every person you date this year could feel as if he or she is the right one for you. If you are attached, you feel more in harmony with each other than you have in many years.
Reid must try to solve Chiefs’ QB problems
January 9, 2013
The Kansas City Chiefs hadn’t hired a general manager to make crucial personnel decisions. Andy Reid hadn’t hired a single assistant coach.
Kansas women never lead in 76-59 loss at No. 21 Oklahoma State
January 9, 2013
Liz Donohoe scored 17 of her season-high 24 points in the first half and No. 21 Oklahoma State never let No. 17 Kansas lead in its first conference loss, 76-59, on Tuesday night at Gallagher-Iba Arena.
Editorial: Key support
Both before and after the election, community members need to support the people who are willing to step up and serve on the Lawrence City Commission and school board.
January 9, 2013
With less than two weeks to the Jan. 22 filing deadline, a number of candidates are filing and announcing their intention to file for seats on the Lawrence City Commission and the Lawrence school board. The community should be grateful to those who are stepping up to seek these important posts and encourage other qualified candidates to throw their hats into the ring.
Opinion: Not all women on same political page
January 9, 2013 in print edition on A7
As the son of a woman, the husband of a woman and the father of daughters and granddaughters, I celebrate the record number of females who are now United States senators. However, I do see some differences in the way these and other women are treated, depending on their party, policies and beliefs.
Tune In Tonight: Fox’s celebrity high divers land in vat of cheese
January 9, 2013
“Battle of the Network Stars” was one of the cheesy pleasures of the late 1970s, an era overstuffed with the overripe. For the uninitiated, these spectacles pitted “teams” from ABC, CBS and NBC in contests like tug of war, volleyball, tennis and bowling.