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School task force renews resolve for mission By Andy Hyland ahyland@ljworld.com

With time running out before a deadline to make a recommendation to the board, a working group looking at consolidating schools in the

Lawrence district decided to press ahead with its original charge on Monday and is still asking for more data. The Lawrence school board has asked the Central and East Lawrence Elementary School Consolidation

told the group it may want to consider bringing back a recommendation to the board that would only close one school, rather than coming back with no direction at all. “There have been a number of things that have

changed since the charge was given to you,” Doll said. “I don’t sense that we’re on the edge of consensus.” The group voted on whether it wanted to violate Please see SCHOOLS, page 2A

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INSIDE Public gardens up for approval City commissioners tonight will consider approving a plan to allow four pieces of city-owned ground to be used for community gardens or market farms to promote everything from free fruit to fresh produce for local school lunches. Page 3A

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Despite defeat, KU rises in rankings Bill Self isn’t a bit surprised his basketball team has jumped a spot from No. 8 to 7 in this week’s AP poll. He’s in agreement with voters that the Jayhawks (18-5, 8-2) are a better team today than before Saturday’s 74-71 setback in Mizzou Arena. Page 1B

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We need to fix now what has been implemented before we jump into the next big obstacle.” — Louis Goseland of the KanVote Coalition, on implementing the state’s new law requiring photo ID to vote before adding the requirement that first-time voters show proof of citizenship. Page 4A

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Bill would toughen stalking, abuse laws By Shaun Hittle

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Working Group to recommend a way to reduce six elementary schools — Cordley, Hillcrest, Kennedy, New York, Pinckney and Sunset Hill — down to three or four within the next two years. Superintendent Rick Doll

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A bill introduced in the Kansas Legislature last week would provide further protections for victims of stalking and domestic violence. The Kansas Attorney General’s Office and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation crafted House Bill 2613, which would make violations of protection from stalking and protection of abuse orders, commonly referred to as restraining orders, a level-5 felony. Such crimes are now misdemeanors. The bill would also allow judges to extend the amount of time protection orders are valid, up to life. Orders are now valid for up to one year, but victims have to reapply every year — and potentially face their abuser in court.

Kristen Beaudette of Kansas has been fighting for years for such changes. The father of Beaudette’s daughter, Ty Barnett, has been in and out of prison since 2003 for physically abusing the girl. Barnett had also spent five years in prison after pleading guilty to torturing an infant in Salina in 1995. The infant later died. Beaudette has changed her identity and done everything she can to hide from Barnett. “I’ve jumped through so many hoops,” said Beaudette. But Barnett is eligible for parole in June, and Beaudette fears having to confront him in court in order to apply for a new protection order. If the bill becomes law, victims like Beaudette would possibly have to go through the court process only once.

KBI deputy director Kyle Smith, who helped write the bill, said the legislation would be a welcome change for victims and advocates. “They deserve to have the system protect them,” Smith said. In Douglas County in 2010, there were 295 filings for protection of abuse orders, which is filed when those involved had a previous relationship. Protection from stalking orders — filed when there is no previous relationship between the offender and victim — tallied 219 in the county 2010. Both orders prevent someone from contacting the victim, who must prove repeated acts of harassment or abuse by the offender. — Reporter Shaun Hittle can be reached at 832-7173. Follow him at Twitter.com/shaunhittle.

TOPEKA — Gov. Sam Brownback raised issues such as tax cuts and water policy in private meetings with legislators at his official residence, several lawmakers said Monday, although their accounts differed about the details. Brownback opened a dinner gathering Monday evening with two dozen legislators to an Associated Press reporter and photographer, and the event was consistent with descriptions of past events given earlier in the day by many of the 16 lawmakers interviewed. After a buffet-style dinner, Brownback’s remarks touched on legislative issues, such as taxes, education funding and water policy, mentioning a few specific proposals and taking a few questions. Brownback had seven meetings in January for Republicans on 13 legislative committees, inviting more than 90 lawmakers in all. Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor, a Democrat, is investigating whether the gatherings violated the Kansas Open Meetings Act. He has said the legality of the meetings depends upon whether legislators discussed substantive legislative issues and how much interaction there was among them. The governor has said he’s confident the meetings did not violate the law. Asked afterward whether Monday evening’s session was typical, he said, “It wouldn’t be unusual.” When Brownback was asked about individual meetings in January, spokeswoman Sherriene Jones-Sontag, interrupted, saying, “I don’t think we can address specifics about meeting since the investigation’s going on.” The Open Meetings Act Please see MEETINGS, page 2A

Fire destroys city building By Chad Lawhorn clawhorn@ljworld.com

A Lawrence Parks and Recreation maintenance facility was destroyed by an early Monday-morning fire near 11th and Haskell. Crews responded to a twoalarm fire about 5 a.m. Monday at 1141 Haskell Ave. “The building appears to be

a total loss,” City Manager David Corliss said. “We’ll be going through the process to try to salvage any tools, but I can’t imagine there is anything else that can be saved. The building was just north of the city’s public works garage, which was not damaged in the fire. Corliss said the Please see FIRE, page 2A

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A LAWRENCE FIREFIGHTER photographs the electrical box on the back of a Lawrence Parks and Recreation maintenance facility near 12th Street and Haskell Avenue that was destroyed by an early-morning fire Monday.


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DEATHS MARY ALICE BATESON Mary Alice Bateson, 55, Topeka, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at Stormont-Vail Health Care. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at

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BRIEFLY Holland schedules town hall meetings

aggravated robbery for his involvement in a Dec. 2, 2010, robbery of three State Sen. Tom Holland, female Kansas University D-Baldwin City, has schedstudents at an apartment in uled town hall meetings on the 1100 block of LouisiSaturday to provide legisla- ana Street. Prosecutors tive updates, field questions accused Tomlin and his and hear from constituents. co-defendants, who were The meetings will be at 11 each sentenced to 11 years a.m. at the Basehor pubin prison, of entering the lic library; 1 p.m. at the wrong apartment they Tonganoxie public library; initially planned to rob and and 3 p.m. at the Eudora holding the three women volunteer fire station. at gunpoint. Tomlin has not yet been sentenced in the Douglas County case. Social media tips Grissom in a statement Monday said Tomlin was offered to parents the 20th defendant so far Lawrence middle school to plead guilty to a federal parents who are worried gun charge as a result of about what their child is do- the 11-month ATF sting oping online or over the phone eration in Wichita targeting might want convicted felons who posto attend the sess guns. Grissom said 67 next Middle people have been arrested School Parent on state or federal charges Connection as part of the operation. event. On SCHOOLS More treatment for Wednesday, sex convict sought officials from Lawrence public schools will talk Douglas County prosecuabout what parents need to tors are asking a judge to know about Facebook and order a 54-year-old Lawtext messaging. The event rence man convicted of is one of four informational sexually abusing a 5-yearforums geared toward old girl in the 1990s to middle school parents. remain in state custody for Parents of fifth- through treatment. eighth-graders are invited Christopher John Saeto attend. misch was convicted in Tips on stress manage1999 on one count of ment will also be provided. aggravated indecent liberThe forum will be from 6 ties with a child. Warren p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at SouthBurket, a Lawrence police west Middle School, 2511 detective, testified Monday Inverness Drive. during the bench trial that federal and local investigain 1996 served a search Schools, United Way tors warrant at Saemisch’s finalist for award apartment and recovered 70 to 80 videotapes as part The Lawrence school of child pornography invesdistrict and the United Way tigation. Burket said there have teamed up to become was evidence on the tapes one of seven finalists for that Saemisch had molestthe Kansas Leadership ed the girl, which eventually Center’s Academy for Team led to the Douglas County Leadership program, which conviction. offers the winning organiDouglas County prosecuzation up to $1 million in tors argue Saemisch needs leadership training. more treatment for pedoThe two organizations philia in state custody. They from Lawrence seek to inare asking District Judge crease the local high school Michael Malone to desiggraduation rate. nate him a sexually violent The six other finalists are predator likely to re-offend, the Kansas State Departwhich would not allow him ment of Education and to be released on parole the Kansas Association right away. of School Boards; Unified Dr. Bradford Sutherland, School Districts 259 and a clinical psychologist, dur260 in Wichita and Derby; ing part of his testimony Kansas Action for Children; Monday said that he did not Thrive Allen County; Dodge believe Saemisch had been City Community College; responsive to past treatand Visioneering Wichita ment and that he was likely Health Alliance. to re-offend. The winner will be anSaemisch’s trial will connounced in mid-February. tinue at 9 a.m. today.

Man pleads guilty to federal gun charge A 22-year-old Wichita man, who was convicted in connection with a 2010 Lawrence armed robbery, has pleaded guilty to a federal gun charge, according to U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom’s office. D’Andre Tomlin in federal court in Wichita on Monday pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after having a felony conviction. As part of his plea, Tomlin admitted that in September, he possessed a Heckler and Koch 9 mm pistol. A special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives alleged Tomlin sold the pistol to an undercover officer. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren is scheduled to sentence him April 25, and he faces a maximum 10-year prison sentence. Tomlin last September also had pleaded guilty to three counts of attempted

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generally prohibits a voting majority of a legislative body from discussing government business without giving the public notice or access to the meetings. Taylor has said the act does not apply to Brownback as an individual, and alleged violations are a civil matter, not a criminal one. A person found to have knowingly broken the law can be fined up to $500 per incident. Monday evening’s meeting differed from previous ones because the legislators invited didn’t appear to be tied to any specific committees. Also, eight Democrats were in the group, including House Minority Leader Paul Davis, of Lawrence, who said he saw no Open Meetings Act violations. “I think we’re all safe,” Davis said.

Social dinners Legislator-guests sipped wine and ate a dinner of bacon-wrapped sirloin, carrots and roasted new potatoes, sitting in chairs in the first-floor living room and adjacent sunroom because the governor’s residence, Cedar Crest, doesn’t have a big enough formal dining room. Brownback and Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer chatted up the lawmakers, also eating with trays in their laps. Brownback’s administration has said the Cedar

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building was unoccupied at the time of the fire, and that there were no injuries to report. Corliss said one city vehicle was in the building and was destroyed. The building served as the headquarters for the Parks and Recreation’s building maintenance crew, which maintains

Crest meetings were social occasions, but it also has said top aides were present to keep legislators from having discussions that might violate the meetings law. At Monday evening’s event, Brownback mentioned the act and asked Reps. Jan Pauls, a Hutchinson Democrat, and Lance Kinzer, and Olathe Republican, both attorneys, to make sure it was observed. In discussing taxes and education funding, Brownback kept his remarks general. But he mentioned a proposal to use new gambling revenues to pay off bonds issued previously by the state, and proposals on water policy. Colyer briefly discussed the administration’s push to overhaul the state’s $2.9 billion Medicaid program, which provides health coverage for the poor, disabled and elderly. In interviews earlier in the day, some Republican legislators who’d attended earlier events described similar dinners, with Brownback making remarks and taking questions. But their accounts differed as to how general Brownback’s remarks were and how many questions he received, and a few said they remember the events only as social occasions.

Lawmakers offended Taylor sent a letter last week to Brownback’s office and all legislators, directing them to maintain records and electronic files that could be potential evidence, urging them recreation centers and other facilities. Corliss said Parks and Recreation services will not be affected in a manner noticeable to the public. “But there will be some substantial inconvenience for Parks and Recreation employees,” Corliss said. “It was a significant part of their operations.” Corliss said the building is covered by insurance, but the city did not have replacement insurance on the vehicle. “That is just something

L AWRENCE J OURNAL -W ORLD to “err on the side of preservation.” His letter rankled House Speaker Mike O’Neal, a Hutchinson Republican and attorney, who said Taylor should have worked through legislative leaders to get information. O’Neal has urged colleagues not to respond immediately to Taylor’s letter, and he’s noted that the Kansas Constitution protects lawmakers from facing subpoenas in civil cases while they’re in session. He and Senate President Steve Morris, a Hugoton Republican, said they’re consulting with legislative attorneys on a response to Taylor’s letter. “My hope is that we would have one response to the district attorney,” O’Neal said. Taylor said he’s puzzled by O’Neal’s reaction and hopes legislators will avoid “hiding behind legislative immunity.” Taylor wrote, “we do not believe that this needs to be an adversarial investigation.” Several legislators said they don’t have materials or files to preserve as evidence, outside of the invitations from the governor’s office — and some said they threw them away soon afterward, as they normally do. Senate Majority Leader Jay Emler, a Lindsborg Republican, said if he had any emails related the meetings, they probably were deleted before Taylor’s letter arrived Friday. “I get — literally — 30,000 emails a year,” Emler said. “I don’t keep them all.” we’ll have to deal with as part of the budget process,” Corliss said. Late Monday afternoon, investigators with Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical were still trying to determine a cause for the fire. Parks and Recreation officials also were working to create an estimate on the dollars losses from the fire. — Reporter Chad Lawhorn can be reached at 832-6362. George Diepenbrock contributed to this report.

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its charge from the board and bring forth a recommendation that would close “less than two” schools. Twelve members of the group voted in favor, and 15 voted against that idea. Having already seen three scenarios from educational consultant RSP, the group was scheduled to see four more. Given the short time frame that RSP would have to generate the information, the group decided to prioritize its request. Therefore, the group decided to ask RSP to focus on two proposals before considering the others. Given that all four of the originally asked-for sceMan, 66, faces narios would only close one school, the group dechild porn charges cided it wanted to see adJefferson County prosditional information on a ecutors have filed charges proposal that would close accusing a 66-year-old rural two schools. Nortonville man of distribIt asked RSP to study uting and possessing child a scenario originally propornography. posed by a group repreSheriff Jeff Herrig said senting Pinckney School. officers last week exThat proposal would ecuted a search warrant consolidate Hillcrest and in connection with an Sunset Hill at the Sunset investigation conducted by a Kansas Attorney General’s Office and Wichita police task force that investigates Internet crimes against children. SATURDAY’S POWERBALL Jefferson County At15 23 43 45 56 (7) torney Jason Belveal said he has filed two counts FRIDAY’S MEGA MILLIONS 7 19 21 49 53 (35) of sexual exploitation of a child against the man. In SATURDAY’S HOT LOTTO SIZZLER one count he’s accused of distributing child pornog7 8 29 30 38 (17) raphy, and prosecutors MONDAY’S SUPER KANSAS accuse him of possessing it CASH in the second count. 1 4 5 12 31 (22) The man posted bond MONDAY’S KANSAS 2BY2 after his arrest. The JournalRed: 6 16; White: 7 10 World generally does not MONDAY’S KANSAS PICK 3 identify sex crime suspects 4 3 9 unless they are convicted.

Hill site. It would also merge Kennedy and New York either at or near 15th and Haskell streets or at the Kennedy site. That proposal would also adjust the way English as a Second Language programs are distributed in the district. The complete proposal is available online at usd497.org/consolidation. The group also asked RSP to prioritize one of its original four outstanding scenarios that would consolidate Hillcrest and Pinckney schools at Hillcrest. At one point during the meeting, the group decided to hold a vote on whether it should give up and present no recommendation to the board at all. Only one member of the group — Josh Davis, representing New York —

voted in favor of that path. “People are going to come to decisions based on self-interest alone,” he said, adding he felt there was a lack of leadership on this issue from the school board and school superintendent. But the group decided to press on, hoping to get more data before its deadline hit. Doll told members of the group that though the official deadline was Feb. 15, they likely had time for two more meetings — on Feb. 13 and Feb. 20 — before the board would meet after the deadline on Feb. 27. The group did not ask for an extension of time beyond that at its meeting Monday. — Higher education reporter Andy Hyland can be reached at 832-6388. Follow him at Twitter.com/LJW_KU.

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BRIEFLY Governor submits order reorganizing 3 agencies

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TOPEKA — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has formally submitted an executive order to legislators to reorganize three state agencies that deal with social services. The order signed Monday LEGISLATURE by Brownback is part of his administration’s plan to overhaul the state’s $2.9 billion Medicaid program, which provides health coverage for the poor, disabled and elderly. The changes sought by Brownback will take effect July 1, unless one chamber votes to reject his order by April 6. The order would shrink the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services so it would focus on services to children and families, removing it from involvement with Medicaid. Services for disabled and mentally ill would move from SRS into the Department on Aging, which also would pick up some regulatory responsibilities from the Department of Health and Environment.

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If you’ve got the green thumb, Lawrence city commissioners may have the ground for you. Commissioners at their meeting Tuesday will consider approving a plan to allow four pieces of city-owned ground to be used for community gardens or market farms to promote everything from free fruit to fresh produce for local school lunches. “We feel like we have four CITY projects that can really show- COMMISSION case what’s possible,” said Eileen Horn, the city and county’s sustainability coordinator. “We have phenomenal soils for growing fruits and vegetables in Lawrence. The potential in Lawrence is huge.” Please see CITY, page 4A

Pancreatic cancer survivor defies terrible odds

Panel backs Kansas House proposal TOPEKA — A Kansas House committee took little time Monday in endorsing a proposal to redraw the chamber’s 125 districts to reflect changes in the 2010 census. The plan would collapse three current House districts and create three new ones in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Members advanced the bill on a bipartisan, voice vote after barely 10 minutes of meeting. House Speaker Mike O’Neal, chairman of the redistricting committee, said the decision was quicker than he anticipated, and it’s possible the full House could debate the proposal yet this week.

City-owned gardens up for consideration

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A CAT NAMED TOMKIN squats down in a sunny spot above the front porch of Pat Miller’s Lawrence home. Miller, who has two other cats, said that all three get on the roof to lounge and chase the occasional squirrel.

Karen Kopp says she’s lucky to be alive. “I’m not sure how I’ve made it this long to be perfectly honest,” she said during a telephone interview from her Kansas City, Mo., home. In 2009, Kopp was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, which is described by oncologists as the ugliest of all cancers because it’s often discovered in late stages and there are few treatment options. Seventy-four percent of patients die within the first year of diagnosis. The five-year survival rate is 6 percent. “It’s one of the hardest diseases that we see and treat as far as finding a cure and Please see CANCER, page 4A

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City commissioners previously had agreed to accept applications for 13 pieces of city-owned property across the city, but today commissioners are being asked to move forward on four specific proposals. They are

A community orchard by Skyler Adamson and the Lawrence Fruit Tree project. The site will be near 13th and Garfield streets and along the Burroughs Creek Trail in east Lawrence. Horn said plans call for the orchard to be open for free picking by community members. “People can just hop off their bike and pick some fruit to sustain them,” Horn said. Members of the Fruit Tree Project also plan to host frequent workshops at the site to teach community members about fruit production. In addition to fruit trees, the site, which will take a couple of seasons to develop, is expected to have several types of berry plants and bushes.

A community garden at John Taylor Park at 200 N. Seventh St. in North Lawrence. Horn said the community garden will be unique because it will reserve several plots of ground to rent to children. The project, proposed by Justina Gonzalez, is planning to partner with the nearby Ballard Community Center.

A neighborhood garden at 1304 and 1315 Pa. The garden will be run by Michael Morley and the Sustainability Action Network. It will be open to neighborhood residents, and the project will include frequent classes on gardening and food preservation.

A larger scale farming operation on about 1 acre of ground near the Kansas River levee at North Eighth

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and Oak streets in North Lawrence. The project will be run by Johnson County Community College’s Sustainable Agriculture Program, which has about half dozen or more Lawrence residents as students. Plans call for 50 percent of all the produce grown on the site to be donated to Lawrence public schools or to a local food bank, if school district officials aren’t in a position to use the produce, said Stu Shafer, coordinator for the college’s sustainable agriculture program. “We really want to work with the schools,” said Shafer. “There are lots of studies that show kids who are exposed to fresh fruit and vegetables at a young age will eat more of them.” JCCC plans to partner with the Community Mercantile’s Education Foundation to get the food into the schools. If city commissioners approve the four projects on Tuesday, Horn will work to create essentially rent-free license agreements for the groups to use the city property. The growers will have to pay for any city water their crops require, but Horn said the city is seeking grant opportunities to pay for installation of water meters and hydrants on some of the sites. Originally, Horn and the Douglas County Food Policy Council had envisioned having farms on all 13 sites that were proposed. But Horn said upon further review several of those sites had more challenges than originally thought when it came to soil quality or water availability. “We decided to hit the pause button on some of the more complicated sites,” Horn said. “But we hope to make larger tracts available next year.” Commissioners meet at 6:35 p.m. today at City Hall.

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TOPEKA — A parade of voting rights advocates on Monday urged legislators to reject a proposal by Secretary of State Kris Kobach to require that new voters show proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote starting June 15. The adKobach vocates said the proof of citizenship requirement would be in place too soon for many people to get registered to vote in the August primaries and the November general election. And, they said, the requirement would add to confusion about voting on top of the state’s new law requiring photo ID to vote. “We need to fix now what has been implemented before we jump into the next big obstacle,” Louis Goseland of the KanVote Coalition told the House Elections Committee.

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KAREN KOPP AND HUSBAND BOB participate in the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s PurpleStride 5K last spring in Leawood. Karen was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 and is currently battling the disease for the third time.

cal nurse in a Kansas City hospital. In December 2010, the cancer returned. She had four months of chemotherapy followed by three months of a combination of radiation treatments and chemotherapy. Following the treatments, a test showed no tumors and she was told once again last summer that she was in remission. “Everything looked good. My doctors thought it was over,” she said. But in November, the cancer was back and worse than ever. “I couldn’t handle it anymore. I just wanted to end my life,” she said. Her oncologist suggested seeing a neurologist and he suggested a pain pump that would provide medication 24/7. She had one implanted on Dec. 2, and Kopp said the surgery was very difficult but now she’s pain free. “That has made a huge difference in my life, being able to focus and stay optimistic and be as active as I possibly can. It made a world of difference,” she said. She’s undergoing chemotherapy treatments and taking life one day at a time. She’s found help

Goseland and others argued the state isn’t prepared to provide poor Kansans with free birth certificates and other records needed to register in time. If approved, House Bill 2437 would require people registering to vote for the first time in Kansas to provide proof of their citizenship. The effective date would be June 15, about one month before the July 17 closing date for voter registration in the August primaries. When the Legislature last year approved the new law requiring photo ID to vote, it set the proof of citizenship requirement for voter registration for Jan. 1, 2013. But Kobach wants to move that up six months, saying voter registration increases sharply in a presidential election year. “If we are serious about ensuring that only U.S. citizens are in that wave and that alien voters do not cancel out the votes of U.S. citizens, we have to have the protection in place now,” Kobach told the committee last week. But representatives of

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having people do well with chemotherapy for long-term survival,” said Dr. Michelle Affield of Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s Oncology Center. “The survival rates haven’t changed for a long time for pancreatic cancer while other cancers are making better progress.” She said the best chance for a cure is surgery, but the cancer has to be caught early before moving outside the pancreas. If surgery is not an option, then doctors typically prescribe chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Affield said the symptoms typically do not show up until the disease has progressed, and a classic one is jaundice or a yellowish color of the skin. Sometimes, there are vague symptoms that are thought to be indigestion or abdominal pains. That’s how Kopp says she got lucky. She was suffering pain and thought it might be a gallbladder problem. She also had lost weight due to a lack of appetite but had attributed that to stress. A gastroenterologist ran a test and found the mass on her pancreas. She was referred to a Kansas City oncologist who didn’t give her much hope. She decided to get a second opinion at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, where she is originally from. That doctor was more optimistic and so she decided to have surgery there. They took out two-thirds of her pancreas and the lymph nodes surrounding it. Out of 20 lymph nodes, only one had cancer cells in it. “I came out very, very lucky,” she said. She had seven months of chemotherapy and then was in remission. She went back to work as a techni-

Advancing proof of citizenship draws opposition

As older farmers retire and younger ones find it too expensive to start farming, keeping land in agriculture production can be difficult. On Thursday, a forum will be held for rural land owners to learn about what options are available to help pass agriculture land onto the next generation. The forum will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Building 21N at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper St. Hosted by the Douglas County Food Policy — City reporter Chad Lawhorn can be Council, Douglas County reached at 832-6362. Follow him Farm Bureau and K-State at Twitter.com/clawhorn_ljw. Research and Extension

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The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is a nonprofit advocacy organization that was founded in 1999. It’s mission is to advance research, support patients, and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer. The Kansas City affiliate has two main fundraisers each year:

PurpleStride 5k run/walk event in April. This year’s event is April 21 in Overland Park.

Night of Hope, an event that includes a dinner and silent and live auctions, in November. To learn more, visit pancan.org/kansascity or call 877-2726226. through the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Kansas City affiliate, which raises awareness about the disease and money for research. It also provides resources for patients and families. “It gives me a focus on trying to raise enough money so we can take this disease off the bottom of the list of people that survive. We need more funding for research so perhaps it can get diagnosed earlier,” she said. Kopp was among 1,100 people who participated in the network’s inaugural PurpleStride 5K event last spring and it raised $100,000. She also shared her story during the event to provide hope for other survivors. “My faith is really what has gotten me through a lot of this,” she said. “God saved me, so shame on me if I didn’t do something to help someone else.” — Health reporter Karrey Britt can be reached at 832-7190. Read her health blog at WellCommons.com, and follow her at Twitter.com/WellCommons.

Douglas County, the forum will cover how land trusts work, local funds for land conservation, protection programs for farm and ranchland, conservation easements and incentive programs for beginning farmers. Speakers also will discuss the importance of estate planning. To attend, contact Eileen Horn at 330-2873 or ehorn@douglas-county. com.

the NAACP, League of Women Voters, Kansas Equality Coalition and Sunflower Community Action said Kansas elections were already safe from fraud. The earlier requirement will inhibit vot-

er participation because getting a birth certificate can be a time-consuming and costly process for many people, they said. — Statehouse reporter Scott Rothschild can be reached at 785-423-0668.

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Legislator wants to offset consultant cost By Scott Rothschild srothschild@ljworld.com

nating numerous deductions and keeping in place the temporary state sales tax of 6.3 cents per dollar, which under current law is scheduled to fall to 5.7 cents per dollar next year.

TOPEKA — A House budget subcommittee on Monday voted to subtract Locally handmade, $75,000 from Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposed home décor, vintage, CORRECTIONS — Statehouse reporter Scott Rothschild office budget after a gifts, & more! can be reached at 785-423-0668. legislator complained The Journal-World’s polabout Brownback hiring Shop with us for icy is to correct all signifia consultant to help write Valentine’ s and all your cant errors that are brought his tax overhaul. gift giving occasions. to the editors’ attention, State Rep. Nile Dillusually in this space. If you more, D-Wichita, sucbelieve we have made such cessfully pushed through an error, call 785-832-7154, the motion to subtract the or email news@ljworld. funds. The recommendacom. PUMP PATROL 101 W. 10th, Suite B • Eudora tion will next go to the full House Appropriations The JournalCommittee. World found gas HOSPITAL Dillmore said he was he LAWRENCE prices as low as was unhappy that BrownBIRTHS $3.27 at several back hired Art Laffer, a SOUND OFF stations. If you Kathy and Jeff Haller, nationally known supplyfind a lower price, Lawrence, a girl, Sunday. side economist, as a conIf you have a question, call Monika and Dave Teixeira, call 832-7154. sultant on Brownback’s Lawrence, a boy, Monday. 832-7297 or send email to proposed overhaul of the soundoff@ljworld.com. state tax code. Laffer was hired for $75,000 to advise Brownback administration officials on the proposed tax reform structure. Based in Nashville, Tenn., Laffer is obligated to make three visits to Kansas. Last month, he made his first visit and By Chris Hong spoke to members of the By Scott Rothschild Wichita school officials Senate and House tax Read more responses and add srothschild@ljworld.com also opposed Brownback’s committees. your thoughts at LJWorld.com plan, noting the unlimited Dillmore said Kansas TOPEKA — Gov. Sam taxing authority for local has enough smart people What was your Brownback’s plan to re- districts. to work on tax policy favorite Super Bowl move state limits on local William Hall, superwithout hiring an outside commercial? property tax increases for intendent of the Saconsultant. schools got a thumbs-up lina school district, said Asked at Dillons, He said Laffer will Monday from a wealthy Brownback’s plan “will 3000 W. Sixth St. probably still get paid for school district, but poorer not provide for adequate his work, but Brownback’s districts said the proposal funding to meet the needs office budget would be rewouldn’t be fair to their of the Salina students duced under Dillmore’s students. now, or even more imporproposal. Representatives of the tantly, in the future.” Brownback has proWichita, Kansas City, He said the plan fails to posed phasing out the Kan., and Salina districts connect school funding to state income tax, elimicriticized Brownback’s the actual cost of educatplan, which is the focus of ing students and transthree days of hearings be- fers the responsibility for fore the Senate Education funding public education Committee. from the state to the local Cynthia Lane, super- level intendent of the KanBut Tom Trigg, susas City, Kan., school perintendent of the Blue district, said the state Valley district in Johnson Jon Gripka, Constitution states fund- County, said he supportarchitect, ing education is a state ed Brownback’s proposal Lawrence responsibility. She said to allow local districts to “I kind of liked the Bud attempts to push that re- raise property taxes for Light one. The one with sponsibility to the local schools. Trigg noted this the ‘We Go’ dog.” level “cannot be allowed was “a position that Blue Listings for to succeed.” Valley has advocated for Lane also spoke in fa- many years.” vor of the current finance Brownback has said his formula, which provides plan will give local ofadditional dollars for ficials more authority in teaching children who raising and spending eduhave additional challeng- cation dollars. MOVIES KIDS BEST BETS SPORTS TUESDAY Prime Time February 7, 2012 es, such as those who are KNO DTV DISH 7 PM 7:30 8 PM 8:30 9 PM 9:30 10 PM 10:30 11 PM 11:30 living in poverty or are — Statehouse reporter Scott Rothschild Network Channels KCTV5 News at 9 (N) Inside Ed. Browns Browns Payne can be reached at 785-423-0668. M Æ 3 62 62 High School Basketball learning to speak English.

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Kyle Robbins, manager at a plastic factory, Lawrence ———— “The E-Trade commercial, Deal would raise electric rates by $50M where at the end, he asks the baby (in the nursery), ‘What’re you doing in By Scott Rothschild mately $41 million would there?’ and he said speed srothschild@ljworld.com be paid by residential and dating.” small business customers TOPEKA — Westar En- with the remainder spread ergy would receive a $50 to larger businesses. million rate increase unThe proposed agreeder a proposed settlement ment would also allow a announced Monday. 10 percent shareholder The proposed agree- profit. ment was filed by the staff “If there is one thing we of the Kansas Corpora- heard very clearly from tion Commission and We- Westar’s customers at the star. It will next go to the public hearings is that a 10 three-member KCC for percent shareholder profit consideration. is simply unacceptable in David Springe, consum- these difficult economic er counsel of the Citizens’ times,” Springe said. Ray Atkins, Utility Ratepayer Board, Springe urged customcar salesman, said that the settlement ers to contact the KCC Lawrence was too high and that and ask them to throw out “The dog with the CURB will fight it. the settlement. The email (Sketchers) shoes.” Westar had initially address is public.affairs@ sought a $91 million elec- kcc.gov. Mail can be sent tric rate increase. KCC to Public Affairs and Constaff had recommended sumer Protection, 1500 a $33.6 million increase, SW Arrowhead Road, Towhile CURB recommend- peka, KS 66604-4027. Refed a rate decrease of $11.6 erence KCC Docket No. million by reducing share- 12-WSEE-112-RTS. holder profit and execu— Statehouse reporter Scott Rothschild tive bonuses. can be reached at 785-423-0668. Officials with Westar, the state’s largest electric company in Kansas, had said the increase was needed to maintain a reliable system, comply with environmental regulations Dachae Atkins, and keep its commitments student, to the employee pension Lawrence system, which was hurt by “The one where all the stock market losses. vampires disappear Under the proposed $50 (Audi).” million increase, approxi-

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U.S. closes Syrian embassy as diplomacy collapses By Bradley Klapper and Elizabeth A. Kennedy Associated Press

BEIRUT — The U.S. closed its embassy in Syria and Britain recalled its ambassador to Damascus on Monday in a new Western push to Assad get President Bashar Assad to leave power and halt the murderous grind in Syria — now among the deadliest conflicts of the Arab Spring. Although the diplomatic effort was stymied at the U.N. by vetoes from Russia and China, the moves by the U.S. and Britain were a clear message that Western powers see no point in engaging with Assad and now will seek to bolster Syria’s opposition. “This is a doomed regime as well as a murdering regime,” British Foreign Secretary William Hague told lawmakers as he recalled his country’s ambassador from Syria. “There is no way it can recover its credibility internationally.” President Barack Obama said the Syrian leader’s departure is only a matter of time. “We have been relentless in sending a message that it is time for Assad to go,” Obama said during an interview with NBC. “This is not going to be a matter of if, it’s going to be a matter of when.” The most serious violence Monday was reported in Homs, where Syrian government forces, using tanks and machine guns, shelled a makeshift medical clinic and residential areas on the third day of a relentless assault, killing a reported 40 people, activists said. More than a dozen others were reported killed elsewhere. Those deaths followed

Senate campaign ad draws criticism LANSING, MICH. — Criticism of a Senate campaign ad featuring a young Asian woman talking in broken English about China taking away American jobs grew Monday as some warned it could revive discrimination against Asian-Americans. Republican Senate hopeful Pete Hoekstra began taking heat after his ad targeting Democratic incumbent Debbie Stabenow ran statewide Sunday before the Super Bowl. “Mr. Hoekstra may believe that his ad is just a way to express his political goals. But it does so in a manner that points the finger at Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders for our nation’s problems,” said Thomas Costello, president and CEO of the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion, a 70-year-old civil rights organization in Detroit. “All of us need to be vigilant in the words we use and images we portray to avoid giving tacit permission for racist behavior.” The ad was created by media strategist Fred Davis of California-based Strategic Perception Inc., known for both Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s successful “one tough nerd” ads and for the 2010 “demon sheep” web ad attacking Tom Campbell in California’s Republican Senate primary.

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a regime onslaught in Homs that began Saturday, the same day Syria’s allies in Russia and China vetoed a Western- and Arab-backed resolution aimed at trying to end the crackdown on dissent. Some 200 people died, the highest death toll reported for a single day in the uprising, according to several activist groups. Even as the U.S. steps up pressure on Assad to halt the violence and relinquish power, Obama said a negotiated solution was possible, without recourse to outside military intervention. Later, however, White House spokesman Jay Carney said the administration was taking “no options off the table.”

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BUSINESS AT A GLANCE

A bill to speed the nation’s switch from radar to an air traffic control system based on GPS technology, and to open U.S. skies to unmanned drone flights within four years, received final congressional approval Monday.

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Corporate profits not what they seem NEW YORK (AP) — Is the great profit engine of corporate America running out of steam? While other parts of the economy struggled the past two years, large companies managed to rack up higher profits quarter after quarter. Now reality is catching up with big business. As companies close their books on the final three months of last year, the big ones that make up the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index appear likely to earn about $230 billion. That would be $12.6 billion more than a year earlier.

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But the increase, 5.8 percent, is less than half the speed at which quarterly profits grew the first nine months of 2011. In the average quarter since the beginning of 2010, earnings have grown five times as fast. Analysts expect profit growth to accelerate later this year. But so far, almost all the growth comes from two companies, one of them among America’s most favorite, the other among its most hated — Apple and the bailed-out insurance company AIG. Take away those two

companies and profits for the remaining 498 are expected to grow a measly 1.1 percent, according to FactSet, a provider of financial data. The immediate future looks about the same. For this quarter, which ends March 31, profits for the S&P 500 are expected to be up about 1 percent from the year before. And that’s with Apple and AIG thrown in. “Were the economy to sustain a shock, this makes us more vulnerable,” says Barry Knapp, chief U.S. stock strategist at Barclays Capital.

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IRAN

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FREE STATE HIGH SCHOOL HONOR ROLL These Free State High School students were named to the honor roll for the first semester of the 2011-2012 school year.

M. Chen, Madeline C. Chestnut, Brendon S. Clair, Ashley Clowers, Brianna N. Collicott, Anna M. Craig, Alexis G. Czapinski, Kate M. Davis, Kaitlin B. Dunbar, Zak D. Ninth-graders Duncan, Ashton M. Edwards, Lily J. Allen, Bryant A. Trenton J. Everett, Tanna M. Alvarez, Eliza M. Anderson, Fanshier, Pamela K. FaschRiggin D. Baker, Coning, Hunter C. Fellers, Jessica nor L. Ballenger, Grace E. E. Ferguson, Briggs L. Fish, Bartle, Rachel L. Baumbach, Garrett A. Frank, Stephen Madeline R. Birchfield, W. Fulton, Aaron S. Gehrke, Andrew M. Boulton, Elyse Jenna K. Giele, Brooke N. B. Boxberger, Alexandria P. Glasnapp, Miah M. Glover, Brittian, Cody Brockman, Kayla M. Goldman, Adam Thomas R. Brooks, Clare B. B. Gowen, Caelan Graham, Browning, Tyler W. Bryant, Adriana L. Gramly, Alexa A. Sydney J. Buller, Chloe E. Harmon-Thomas, Chloe E. Burns, Katherin S. Campbell, Hays, Michael S. Hedges, Maria S. Carrasco, AlexanHanna M. Heline, Ryan C. der C. Cateforis, Andrew M. Henley, Veronica L. Heredia, WASHINGTON (AP) — Tar- Chavez, Kayla L. Clark, Anna Alyssa N. Hicks, Anneliese geting Iran’s economy, the G. Clayton, Sophia B. Coen, N. Hierl, Joshua T. Hodge, AlU.S. ordered tough new Abigail E. Cohen, Andrea B. exander C. Houston, Kaitlyn penalties Monday to fur- Coleman, Paulina M. CoE. Johnson, Alita A. Joseph, ther pinch the country’s fi- lombo, Harper E. Comstock, Maren E. Kahler, Noah R. nancial system and encour- Berit M. Conway, Dillon M. Kenn, Emilee M. Kern, Chelage Israel to give sanctions Cook, Paige R. Corcoran, sea L. Kielman, Morgan C. more time before any mili- Dominic W. DeVries, Sophie Knapp, Cale J. Kobler, Riley tary action against Iran’s M. Divney, Alexander W. J. Koch, Joanna S. Lepley, nuclear program. Doktor, Ashley K. Dunn, Elizabeth M. Lewis, Siyin The new, stricter sanc- Olivia N. Embrey, Thomas Li, Yihan Li, Erayna J. Lister, tions, authorized in legisla- M. Finch, Erin I. Fisher, Keith J. Loneker, Olivia P. tion that President Barack Sierra L. Forester, Kaitlyn M. Loney, Nila Mandal, ReObama signed in Decem- Foster, Kristina A. Foster, bekah M. Manweiler, Gillian ber, will be Micaela I. Foster, Madison L. Marsh, Sacha A. Mayer, enforced B. Fowler, Scott A. Frantz, Molly McCord, Kathleen D. under an Michael S. Georgie, Naomi McCurdy, Grace M. Miller, order he Grant, Emma C. Griem, Rachel H. Miller, Elizabeth s i g n e d Catherine R. Griffin, Saman- G. Mitts, Hannah K. Moran, only now. tha L. Grinage, Spencer B. Cole A. Moreano, Hayley G. They give Grob, Jonathan A. Guzman, Morris, Meredith M. Morris, U.S. banks Obama Isabelle M. Haake, Kyra Thomas S. Muiller, Conlan new powC. Haas, Weston D. Hack, Q. Murphy, Amber L. Myers, ers to freeze assets linked Anna L. Hansen, Connor J. Josephine R. Naron, Colleen to the Iranian government Harman, Madison P. Harrell, R. Neidow, Marilee O. Neuand close loopholes that of- Ty D. Hartman, Taylor M. tel, Rosemary C. Newsome, ficials say Iran has used to Hawkins, Samuel E. Hay, Jasmine M. Olson, Carl X. move money despite earli- Casey B. Hearnen, Owen Palmquist, Veronica J. Pate, er restrictions imposed by P. Heffernan, Christina E. Anish R. Patel, Nickolas the U.S. and Europe. Heinicke, Allyson T. Hertig, A. Pippert, Emily A. Riley, The action against the Madeline K. Hill, Joshua M. Hunter C. Robinson, Megan Central Bank of Iran is Hobbs, Jacob T. Holiday, K. Robinson, Katherine M. more significant for its tim- Summerrain Hooper, Kayla Rorick, Amanda M. Schaller, ing than its immediate ef- J. Hoppe, Coleman H. Houk, Abigail R. Schletzbaum, fect. It comes as the United Allie D. Howland, Carrie A. Karen K. Schneck, Ella C. States and its allies are ar- Howland, Erik M. Howland, Schoenen, Sonia Schoneich, guing that tough sanctions Jessica M. Huffman, Trevor Levi M. Sedlock, Fedor Shacan still persuade Iran to J. Hughes, Abby C. Ilardi, rov, Grace K. Shealy, Lucy K. back off what the West Nikita O. Imafidon, Adriana Sirimongkhon-Dyck, Hannah contends is a drive to build M. Jadlow, Haley A. Johnson, G. Smith, Gavin K. Spence, a nuclear bomb. Madison R. Jones, Briceson Ryan E. Stagg, Colton R. The U.S. and Europe A. Junge, Cooper H. Karlin, Steele, Andrea R. Stewart, want to deprive Iran of the Laura A. Kennard, John A. Grace L. Stinnett, Bailey oil income it needs to run Kihm, Ellie J. Kirk, Darian E. M. Sullivan, Shannon K. its government and pay for Koenig, Joseph F. Larkin, Toalson, Palesa N. Vanahill, the nuclear program. But Nicholas R. Larkin, Taylor Lisa H. Volkin, Adam J. Ware, many experts believe Iran N. LaRue, Isaac T. Leibold, Bailey D. Watson, Bret L. will be able to find other Sarah A. Lieberman, Ryan Watson, Kristen H. Wensel, buyers outside Europe. T. Liston, Aletha E. Loeb, Devany W. West, Sarah The European Union Alexander W. Loeb, Tyler E. Whipple, Catherine S. announced last month it MacMurray, Alexa S. Malik, Wiebe, Madison C. Williams, would ban the import of Christopher J. Mannell, TifBrandon S. Wingert, Blake A. Iranian crude oil starting in fany R. McIntosh, Keegan Winslow, Tyler M. WinJuly. The U.S. doesn’t buy S. McKinney, Megan L. ters, Maddie M. Woodard, Iranian oil but last month it McReynolds, Erin E. MeyFredrick A. Wyatt, Madeline placed sanctions on Iran’s ers, Zachary T. Mick, Avery F. York, Natalie M. Zaitz, banks to make it harder for C. Miller, Joseph A. Miller, Meagan A. Ziegler. the nation to sell crude. The Michaela Miller, Zachary J. U.S., however, has delayed Moore, Sydney P. Moreano, Juniors Kira M. Alexander, Austin implementing those sanc- Hannah K. Moyer, Hamza K. tions for at least six months Mulki, David A. Neff, Rebec- R. Bailey, Logan A. Banbecause it is worried about ca L. Neuhaus, Morgan Noll, nister, Joseph G. Bateman, sending oil prices higher. Amy L. Oelschlaeger, Henry Quinten M. Batterman, Nickolas R. Becker, ElizaS. Ohse, Cole C. Overton, beth A. 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Elliott, Addison tos, Michaela A. Schenkel, Randall B. Schmidt, Timothy E. Ellis, Caitlin M. Erickson, “A” Honor Roll (4.0) Ashlyn E. Evans, Adam A. Schoeneberg, Karson G. Seventh grade: RebecFales, Cody Flitcraft, Ariana Sharp, Rebecca L. Shields, ca Burmingham. D. Frantz, Summer I. Frantz, Cienna V. Sorell, Paige Eighth grade: Rebekah Rylee C. Fuerst, Savanna Soukup, Joel Spain, Parkin Andersson. Gaumer, Margaux D. Gill, Srisutiva, Colton M. StalNinth grade: Lacey Billlard, Kellie A. Stofac, Jack N. Brandon A. Givens, Emily P. ings, Rachel Bond, Kesandra Stoppel, Adam J. Strathman, Godinez, Ella R. Gore, Kayla Fischer and Chaeyoung Nicholas E. Taylor, Nickolaus A. Gore, Jennifer L. GottPark. stein, Alex R. Green, Emily S. M. TenPas, Kerry G. Thom10th grade: Teri Huslig. as, Travis J. Treanor, Ariana Griffin, Katherine E. Guyot, 11th grade: Abigail BartMegan E. Haase-Divine, B. Tubbs, Derrick T. Turner, low, Alison Dover, Kristen Wilson M. Hack, Ammaarah Mackinzie J. Urish, Buzz A. 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Turf battle The city needs to get control of artificial turf installations on both commercial and residential property.

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ity officials need to regain control of their turf. We’re talking about artificial turf and its usage at both commercial and residential locations. Tonight, Lawrence city commissioners will be discussing artificial turf that has been installed by local developer Thomas Fritzel at a new apartment complex and at a residential property he owns in Old West Lawrence. Although Fritzel and his attorney maintain that the turf is friendly to the environment and that people might learn to like it if they gave it a chance, there are questions that must be answered before the city allows expanded use of the material. The artificial turf issue came to the city’s attention after Fritzel installed the fake grass around an apartment complex at Sixth Street and Frontier Road. Although crews were informed by city inspectors while the work was under way that the turf didn’t conform to city code, the developers chose to continue the installation and ask later to have the rules changed to accommodate the turf. City planning staff members apparently weren’t impressed by this approach of asking forgiveness instead of permission and are recommending that the developer be required to tear out thousands of square feet of the artificial turf. The developers say the city should allow the apartment turf to remain as a test case for the material. Planners contend that more limited use of the turf would be a more prudent way to test the turf’s viability as a landscape material. They are concerned not only about long-term maintenance and appearance of the turf but also with studies that indicate that some artificial turf will have a long-term detrimental impact on the soil it covers. Of even greater concern, however, is the fact that the city has no regulations concerning the installation of artificial turf in residential neighborhoods. Local residents are probably much less concerned about the use of artificial turf around an apartment complex or office building than they are about any large installation of fake grass by their nextdoor neighbors. The city planning director said “time will tell whether we need to address” residential uses, but the time to address the issue is now, before any widespread use of artificial turf occurs in residential neighborhoods. As city officials have pointed out, there are many xeriscaping and native plant options that reduce water usage while maintaining an attractive landscape. Limited use of artificial turf may be an acceptable option for both commercial and residential property, but the city needs to set — and enforce — reasonable regulations that address both the aesthetic and environmental issues connected with the material.

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Latin America rarely comes up as a major issue in U.S. presidential races, but this time it will: There are growing signs that Iran’s rising presence in the region will become a contentious election topic. Republican hopeful Mitt Romney and leading Republicans in Congress are stepping up their attacks on President Barack Obama for allegedly not doing enough to stop what they see as Iran’s intention to use Latin America as a launching pad for terrorist attacks against the United States. The issue is drawing growing attention in Washington. On Thursday, as Iran launched its own regionwide Spanish-language TV network in Latin America — a follow-up to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s fifth visit to the region in as many years — the Republican-controlled House Foreign Affairs Committee held hearings about “Iran’s agenda in the Western Hemisphere.” The hearings came hours after U.S. National Intelligence chief James Clapper stated that Iranian officials “are now willing to conduct an attack in the United States.” Clapper did not explicitly suggest that such attacks would come from Latin America, but Republican congressional leaders did. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ileana Ros Lehtinen, R-Fla., said in her opening statement that Iran’s alliance with Venezuela, Nicaragua, Cuba and Ecuador

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In addition, hardliners stress that Iran-backed terrorist groups such as Hezbollah are likely to use friendly countries in Latin America as bases from which to prepare terrorist attacks elsewhere in the region.” “can pose an immediate threat by giving Iran a platform in the region to carry out attacks against the United States, our interests and allies.” Recalling last year’s U.S. government disclosure of a plot by Iran’s Quds Force to kill the Saudi ambassador on U.S. soil, and a reported 2007 scheme by an Iranian diplomat in Mexico to launch a cyber-attack against the United States, Ros Lehtinen added that “the fact that the military arm of a state-sponsor of terrorism has its operatives in multiple countries in our hemisphere is certainly

cause for alarm.” In his testimony to the committee, University of Miami researcher Jose Azel warned of a nightmare scenario in which Iran could place nuclear weapons aimed toward U.S. territory in Venezuela — much like the Soviet Union began to build nuclear bases in Cuba during the 1962 missile crisis . Norman A. Bailey, a Reagan administration official, said Venezuela is helping Iran circumvent international financial sanctions through the use of the Venezuelan financial system. In addition, hard-liners stress that Iran-backed terrorist groups such as Hezbollah are likely to use friendly countries in Latin America as bases from which to prepare terrorist attacks elsewhere in the region. Argentina has charged that Hezbollah, with Iran’s assistance, carried out the deadly bombings against the Israeli Embassy and a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires in 1992 and 1994. Romney has lashed out against Obama for allegedly failing to respond to Ahmadinejad’s ties to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, and in a Nov. 22 Republican debate, he warned that Hezbollah’s activities “throughout Latin America” pose “a very significant and imminent threat” to the United States. The Obama administration says Iran is a latent threat in Latin America, rather than a clear and present danger, and that it is watching Iran’s

activities in the region closely. U.S. officials also warn against a U.S. over-reaction to unconfirmed reports about Iran’s activities there. Remember the weapons of mass destruction fiasco that led to the U.S. invasion of Iraq, officials say privately. Furthermore, a senior State Department official told me that Ahmadinejad is increasingly weak at home and isolated internationally and may be exaggerating the importance of his ties with Latin America “out of desperation” to show his people at home that he has not become an international pariah. My opinion: It would be much better if Latin America came up in presidential debates in the context of a positive agenda, with proposals by the candidates to create a Trans-American Partnership, much like the ambitious Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade plan that Obama recently proposed for Pacific Rim countries. But I’m afraid that, even without an escalation of the Iran conflict — such as Israel launching a preventive attack against Iran’s nuclear facilities and Iran retaliating by striking against Israeli civilian targets in Latin America, like it did in Argentina two decades ago — the Iran-Latin America connection will overshadow a much-needed discussion on enhancing U.S. economic ties with Latin America. — Andres Oppenheimer is a Latin America correspondent for the Miami Herald.

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Feb. 7, 1912: YEARS “Gus Miller, of 824 AGO Maine street and IN 1912 porter of the Ober Clothing store, had a narrow escape from electrocution last night when he was struck by the end of a broken trolley wire at the corner of Henry [now Eighth] and Tennessee streets. Mr. Miller was riding home on his bicycle close behind a west bound car when the trolley wire broke and the end of it struck him and knocked him from his wheel.” — Compiled by Sarah St. John

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Health plea To the editor: As a mental health client and advocate, I would like to focus attention on the decimation of services for the mentally ill that has occurred over the past few years. I know this community has a great capacity to stand up against injustice as exemplified by its demands for rape victim services at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and its fight to save our local SRS office. Now, I plead for your help as you consider a few of the things facing the mentally ill in our community: 1. Significant reductions in state hospital beds that lead to waiting lists. 2. No mental health unit at LMH. Although successfully provided in the past, it was closed because it “lost money.” Help me to understand what a “community hospital” means. 3. Community mental health centers, like our Bert Nash Center, have seen their state funding slashed 90 percent! 4. Many of our mentally ill have limited resources and thus rely on Medicaid to help meet their mental health care needs. A recently announced modification to state Medicaid recipients eliminates mental health services. 5. The judicial system has become the “entry point” for “services” for far too many of our mentally ill citizens. Once in this system, they languish and deteriorate in our

jails and prisons. Homelessness is another dismal alternative. I weep for the suffering I am seeing among our community’s mentally ill. Will you, my fellow citizens, rise up once more against a great moral injustice and help end this outrage against some of our most vulnerable citizens? Please! Bill Simons, Lawrence

Gun sense To the editor: I read, with dismay, the Feb. 1 article in the JournalWorld that there is a move in the Kansas Legislature to allow concealed weapons on college campuses. I’ve always been wary of the concealed carry law, but to expand it to college campuses seems a bit extreme to me. What’s next? Nursery schools? Day care? I remember when concealed carry was passed, but I was totally in the dark until I read this article that it allowed people with vision disorders and physical disabilities to also carry a gun. A few years ago, I had major corrective ocular surgery. I think of myself before that and there was little chance that I could have used a concealed weapon effectively. At the least, I would have needed scattered birdshot, at best, a cluster bomb to ward off an assailant. I think the same limits would apply to anyone afflicted with Parkinson’s disease, mul-

ent in a world where sex is common but romance is not. We go so far as to teach the youngest children about the household with two mommies (terminology indicative of the targeted age group). How unfair to call upon children to cast lots when adults don’t have courage to face each other. For Valentine’s Day, I’m comfortable just being in the arms of God, aka, arms of love. Love is here. Love is strong. That’s the lesson that ought to come first. Wouldn’t it be something if the testimony of Lawrence was about love and not about sex or sexual orientation? Lessons. If you stood ‘em all up in a row and asked me, I’d say sex and sexual orientation are the least of these. But... the greatest? Is love. I hope children of today will know in their hearts that they are products of love and To the editor: sacrifice when parents are It’s almost Valentine’s Day memories. The best memoand we’ve got trouble right ries. here in River City. Julie Steward, Sex is more common than Lawrence love and romance. I did not come about as a result of sex, but, as a result of dishwashing, mowing, plowLetters Policy ing, laundering clothes, etc. The Journal-World welcomes letters to Love and romance come as the Public Forum. Letters should be 250 words or less, be of public interest and should a result of sacrifice. name-calling and libelous language. How can schools teach avoid The Journal-World reserves the right to edit this? Education about private letters, as long as viewpoints are not altered. matters is not the responsi- By submitting letters, you grant the Journalbility of classrooms. Some World a nonexclusive license to publish, copy classrooms teach anatomy and distribute your work, while acknowledgthat you are the author of the work. to young bodies that aren’t ing Letters must bear the name, address and ready to let go of coloring telephone number of the writer. Letters may books. This leads to confused be submitted by mail to Box 888, Lawrence KS, sexual identities as is appar- 66044 or by email to: letters@ljworld.com

tiple sclerosis or any other physical disability that restricts bodily movement and quick response to a dangerous situation. I question this section of the law, and the law itself, which does not consider the time of reaction for a disabled person to ward off an attacker and may bring greater danger to the disabled person. When I moved to Kansas 22 years ago, I knew its residents to be straightforward, hard working, and with a broad streak of common sense. Now, it seems many have been duped and shoved aside by wild-eyed ultraconservatives, and pseudo Christians whose actions seem orchestrated by the Mad Hatter. Jack Ozegovic, Lawrence

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NATIONAL FORECAST Seattle 50/39 Billings 27/19

San Francisco 56/46

Denver 26/5

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As of 7 a.m. Monday Lake

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873.72 891.50 973.24

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Shown are today’s noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for today.

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INTERNATIONAL CITIES Cities Acapulco Amsterdam Athens Baghdad Bangkok Beijing Berlin Brussels Buenos Aires Cairo Calgary Dublin Geneva Hong Kong Jerusalem Kabul London Madrid Mexico City Montreal Moscow New Delhi Oslo Paris Rio de Janeiro Rome Seoul Singapore Stockholm Sydney Tokyo Toronto Vancouver Vienna Warsaw Winnipeg

Today Hi Lo W 88 72 c 26 23 pc 55 43 r 62 52 c 95 76 s 28 14 s 19 14 c 26 17 pc 90 72 t 63 44 c 34 19 pc 45 36 pc 23 6 s 64 53 pc 56 39 sh 34 10 s 39 28 sf 48 28 sh 66 46 t 21 -2 pc 7 -5 pc 68 43 s 26 18 pc 28 17 s 92 76 s 41 34 sn 23 10 s 87 75 t 27 19 c 76 64 sh 63 39 r 26 13 pc 45 33 pc 16 14 sf 15 9 c 16 1 s

Wed. Hi Lo W 88 70 pc 31 25 s 46 38 sh 65 46 pc 96 76 s 34 18 s 25 11 s 25 19 pc 81 63 t 61 42 pc 31 12 pc 41 34 pc 28 14 s 56 55 sh 51 35 pc 41 18 s 35 29 pc 43 27 pc 66 43 sh 18 16 s 9 -3 s 66 39 s 23 12 s 27 21 s 92 75 s 51 35 s 28 14 pc 88 75 t 28 19 pc 75 62 sh 44 34 pc 33 21 pc 43 41 c 25 11 pc 15 2 pc 27 -8 pc

Washington 58/36

Atlanta 62/43

Houston 64/43

Fronts Cold

New York 50/34

Chicago 34/21

El Paso 60/36

Feb 29

Detroit 38/21

Kansas City 36/16

Los Angeles 62/48

Feb 7

Minneapolis 22/7

Miami 81/70

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-10s -0s 0s 10s 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s 110s National Summary: Downpours will affect part of Florida and South Texas today. A bit of snow will streak across the central Plains. Rain and mountain snow are in store for much of California. Most other areas will be dry. Today Wed. Today Wed. Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W 56 39 pc 49 30 pc Albuquerque 46 28 s 49 33 pc Memphis 81 70 c 81 69 pc Anchorage 33 24 s 36 28 sn Miami 34 19 c 31 20 pc Atlanta 62 43 s 61 38 pc Milwaukee Minneapolis 22 7 pc 26 16 pc Austin 63 38 pc 56 32 c Nashville 56 35 s 49 29 pc Baltimore 58 32 s 45 33 c Birmingham 64 42 s 62 35 pc New Orleans 66 48 pc 64 46 pc 50 34 s 40 32 c Boise 43 27 s 43 29 pc New York Omaha 30 8 sn 22 7 pc Boston 46 27 s 35 27 c 80 60 pc 78 58 pc Buffalo 32 20 sf 32 24 pc Orlando Philadelphia 55 34 s 42 32 c Cheyenne 22 4 sn 39 20 s 70 50 pc 72 48 c Chicago 34 21 sf 31 18 pc Phoenix Pittsburgh 46 28 pc 37 22 sn Cincinnati 48 31 pc 40 23 c Portland, ME 40 16 pc 33 18 pc Cleveland 38 26 pc 31 22 c Dallas 58 35 pc 47 30 pc Portland, OR 48 35 pc 53 38 pc Reno 50 28 c 51 27 pc Denver 26 5 sn 37 17 s 59 34 pc 53 33 pc Des Moines 32 16 sn 26 9 pc Richmond 56 40 r 62 38 pc Detroit 38 21 c 35 22 pc Sacramento St. Louis 46 27 pc 36 24 pc El Paso 60 36 s 52 34 c Salt Lake City 42 26 s 45 25 c Fairbanks 17 -7 s 16 -3 s San Diego 62 51 r 64 50 c Honolulu 79 63 sh 75 62 s Houston 64 43 pc 64 43 pc San Francisco 56 46 r 59 44 pc 50 39 pc 52 40 pc Indianapolis 44 29 pc 38 21 pc Seattle Spokane 35 20 pc 34 25 pc Kansas City 36 16 sn 31 16 s Tucson 68 49 pc 66 47 pc Las Vegas 58 46 c 63 46 c Tulsa 50 26 sh 41 21 s Little Rock 56 36 pc 49 28 s 58 36 s 48 33 c Los Angeles 62 48 r 72 51 pc Wash., DC National extremes yesterday for the 48 contiguous states High: Sarasota, FL 84° Low: Wisdom, MT -22°

WEATHER HISTORY On Feb. 7, 1954, the temperature in Los Angeles soared to 91 degrees.

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Today Wed. Today Wed. Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Atchison 36 18 sn 32 13 pc Independence 48 28 sh 39 19 s Fort Riley 34 15 sn 30 9 s Belton 38 22 c 32 18 s Olathe 38 18 c 32 17 s Burlington 38 24 c 36 19 s Osage Beach 48 26 sh 36 19 s Coffeyville 46 25 sh 39 19 s Osage City 38 17 c 31 15 s Concordia 34 9 sn 30 14 s Ottawa 38 25 c 34 18 s Dodge City 32 15 sn 35 18 s Wichita 36 19 c 35 19 s Holton 34 20 sn 32 16 s Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice.

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Red Dog’s Dog Days winter workout, 6 a.m., Allen Fieldhouse, enter through the south doors and meet on the southeast corner of the second floor. Intro to Library Services, 2-3 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Theology on Tap, discussion of a selected religion topic, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Henry’s, 11 E. THE VALOR PUBLIC SAFETY AWARDS honor first responders for their contributions in Eighth St. Lawrence and Douglas County. Children of the award recipients are eligible to receive Baker University Coma one-time education stipend of $1,000 when they begin junior college, university or an munity Choir Rehearsal, accredited technical college. Pictured, from left, are Douglas County Sheriff Ken McGovern; 6-7:50 p.m., McKibben John Ross, a director of the Lawrence Foundation; student Vanessa Rials; Sgt. Clark Rials; Recital Hall (Owens Musiand Ken Hite, treasurer of the Lawrence Foundation. Sgt. Clark Rials, of the Douglas County cal Arts Building), 408 Sheriff’s Office, was a 2011 Silver Valor Award honoree for his actions during a July 2009 Eighth St., Baldwin City. river rescue that saved a boy’s life. He and daughter Vanessa, a student at Johnson County Free English as a SecCommunity College, accepted a $1,000 Valor Public Safety scholarship. Eileen Hawley of ond Language class, 7-8 the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce submitted the photo. p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt. Affordable community Have something you’d like to see in Friends & Neighbors? Spanish class, 7-8 p.m., Submit your photos at LJWorld.com/submit/friendsandneighbors or mail them to Plymouth Congregational Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence, KS 66044. Church, 925 Vt.

TODAY’S BEST BETS An Evening with Tim Pawlenty, 7:30 p.m., Dole Institute of Politics, 2350 Petefish Drive. “Feminism and Political Activism,” a talk by Angela Davis, professor of history of consciousness and of feminist studies, University of California Santa Cruz, 5-6 p.m., 120 Budig Hall, 1455 Jayhawk Blvd. 2012: “A Truly Historic Year for Kansas Politics,” talk by Burdett Loomis, professor of political science at Kansas University, 7 p.m., Lumberyard Arts Center, 718 High St., Baldwin City. Frugality 101: Buy More, Spend Less, & Curb Your Budget Without Clipping Coupons, 7 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.

940 LIVE: Truckstop Honeymoon CD release party, with Tyler Gregory, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. Free Community Yoga Class, 7:30-8:45 p.m., Breathe Holistic Life Center, 1407 Mass. Hit or Miss, 8 p.m., Cutter’s Smokehouse, 218 E 20th St., Eudora.

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Red Dog’s Dog Days, 7:30 a.m., parking lot behind Kizer-Cummings Jewelry, Ninth and Vermont streets. Science Fair, Project judging 8 a.m.-Noon; Science Fair EXPO checkin, 1-2 p.m.; Science Fair EXPO, 2-4:30 p.m.; awards ceremony, 3:30 p.m. and project pick-up, 4:30-5:30 p.m., South Middle School, 2734 La. Veterinary Educational Clinic, 9-11 a.m., Orscheln Farm and Home, 1541 E. 23rd St. Kaw Valley Seed Project Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper St. Junkyard Jazz Band, Lawrence St. Patrick’s 7 p.m., American Legion, Day Parade Committee 3408 W. Sixth St. Lawrence Arts & Crafts Bowling Tournament, noon, Royal Crest Lanes, group, 7-9 p.m., Java 933 Iowa. Break, 17 E. Seventh St. Magic Tree House AdAuthor Kevin Rabas, KU graduate and Emporia venture for 5- to 8-yearolds, 2-3 p.m., Lawrence State professor, will read from his fiction and poetry, Public Library, 707 Vt. Ragtime Piano Re7:30 p. m., Malott Room, hearsal / Jam Session, Kansas Union, 1301 Jay2-4 p.m., Watkins Comhawk Blvd. munity Museum of History, “The Architecture 1047 Mass. of Utopia: from Rem Americana Music Koolhaas’s Scale Models Academy Saturday Jam, to RMB City,” 7:30 p.m., 3 p.m., Americana Music Spooner Hall, The Commons, 1340 Jayhawk Blvd. Academy, 1419 Mass. Town hall meeting “The Creation of with Sen. Tom Holland, ‘WestSide Story,’” 7:30 3 p.m., Eudora Township p.m., McKibbin Recital Fire Station, 310 E. 20th Hall at Baker University, St. Baldwin City. Fire Your Muse... this The Books of Bokonon, with Lonnie Fisher, is where new plays come from, 4 p.m., Lawrence 8 p.m., Slow Ride RoadArts Center, 940 N.H. house, 1350 N. Third St. Fire Your Muse... this Poker Night, 8 p.m., is where new plays come Applebee’s, 2520 Iowa. from, 7 p.m., Lawrence Team trivia, 9 p.m., Johnny’s West, 721 Waka- Arts Center, 940 N.H. Visiting Artist Series: rusa Drive. Randy Klein, jazz piano, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive. FCE program, HoardRight Between the ing: The Impact of ComEars, 8 p.m., Liberty Hall, pulsive Keepers, 9:30-11 644 Mass. a.m., Douglas County Music by Dan Bliss, Extension Office, 2110 8 p.m., Dynamite Saloon, Harper St. 721 Mass. Kansas University James Rose and Architecture Lecture SeFriends, 8 p.m., Cutter’s ries, Lawrence Blough, Smokehouse, 218 E 20th principal, Graftworks, New St., Eudora. York City, 11:30 a.m., Fire Your Muse... Spencer Auditorium, 1301 this is where new plays Miss. come from, with Femme Award of William Assassain Guy, 9 p.m., Allen White FoundaLawrence Arts Center, 940 tion National Citation to N.H. CNN’s Candy Crowley, Tom Petty and the 1:30-3:30 p.m., Woodruff Heartbreakers Tribute / Auditorium, Kansas Union. Benefit for Van Go MoScience Fair, open bile Arts, 9 p.m., Bottleto all K-12 students in neck, 737 N.H. Douglas County, project check-in, 4-6 p.m., judge training/project judging, 5:30-9 p.m., South Middle School, 2734 La. Hong Chun Zhang: INSIGHT Art Talk, 7 p.m., More information on these listLawrence Arts Center, 940 ings can be found at LJWorld. com and Lawrence.com. N.H. Story Slam: “Love/ Hate,” 7 p.m., Lawrence To submit items for JournalArts Center, 940 N.H. Swampfest II, a benefit World, LJWorld.com and Lawrence.com calendars, send for wetlands education email to datebook@ljworld. and outreach, 7 p.m., com, or post events directly at Jackpot Music Hall, 943 LJWorld.com/events/submit/. Mass.

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LAWRENCE JOURNAL-WORLD OLJWorld.com/sports OTuesday, February 7, 2012

Despite loss, Jayhawks move up (!) in poll By Gary Bedore gbedore@ljworld.com

Bill Self isn’t a bit surprised his Kansas University basketball team, which lost on Saturday at Missouri, actually jumped a spot from No. 8 to 7 in this week’s AP poll. He’s in agreement with voters that the Jayhawks (185, 8-2) are a better team today than before Saturday’s 74-71 setback in Mizzou Arena.

Kansas softball confident pitching improved

“Three things we left the game with ... a.) They are really good; b.) We’ve got to close; and c.) We’re really good,” Self said Monday. He sounded a lot more upbeat than after one of KU’s five losses this season — 8074 to Davidson on Dec. 19 in Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. “After Davidson? It was, ‘They’re good. We stink. We’re soft. We don’t care. We don’t like each other.’ I

don’t feel that. If anything, I’m leaving Columbia thinking, ‘Hey we’ve got a chance to have a really good team,’’’ Self said. “When we left Davidson, my deal was, ‘We may not win a league game.’ I feel a lot of positives in leaving Missouri. I didn’t see any positives in getting our butt beat in Kansas City.” He had great praise Monday for his two veteran leaders — Thomas Robinson,

who scored 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in 35 minutes versus MU, and Tyshawn Taylor, who had 21 points, three assists and six turnovers in 38 minutes. “He’s getting to where he can put the ball down and get to the hole a lot better,” Self said of the 6-foot-10 Robinson, who on Monday was one of 20 players named to the midseason watch list for the Oscar Robertson Trophy, which goes to college bas-

ketball’s player of the year as voted by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. “He has a great heart, good motor, tries hard. He’s a stud kid having a tremendous year. His second half against Missouri (19 points, six boards) is as good a half as a guy’s played that I’ve seen. He didn’t get easy baskets. He had to earn every one of them. I’m proud of

I feel a lot of positives in leaving Missouri. I didn’t see any positives in getting our butt beat in Kansas City.”

— Kansas coach Please see KU HOOPS, page 3B Bill Self

SM WEST GIRLS 41, LAWRENCE 25

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By Tom Keegan tkeegan@ljworld.com

Good news for the Kansas University softball program: Junior Maggie Hull brings her .346 batting average, 14 doubles, nine home runs and 49 RBIs back to the lineup. Even better news: With three new pitchers on board, the Jayhawks are confident they have a better shot of turning all the runs she generates into victo- Hull ries. “ P i tching is a big part of the game,” Hull said. “We definitely saw that last year in games. We were putting up five, six, seven or more runs and still losing. That’s frustrating. This is the first year our pitching is going to meet our offensive production.” The Kansas pitching staff had the most walks, fewest strikeouts and second-worst ERA in the Big 12 last season. Third-year head coach Megan Smith is counting on three pitchers to turn Hull into a prophet. Freshman Alicia Pille from Royse City, Texas, earned District 13-4A MVP honors after amassing 16 shutouts, nine no-hitters, three perfect games and 431 strikeouts as a senior, when she compiled a 0.32 ERA. Morgan Druhan transferred to Kansas from South Alabama, where she went 10-6 with a 2.77 ERA and 143 strikeouts in 1161⁄3 innings last season. Emily Stokes, a freshman from Hamilton City, Calif., struck out 1,331 batters as a four-year all-league selection. Smith expressed excitement about Druhan because “she brings experience, poise and confidence.” But Pille is expected to be the team’s ace. “Alicia Pille looks phenomenal right now,” Smith said. “You’re going to hear that name a lot, I suspect. She has looked really good in practice. She’s a dominant pitcher, and she’s a bulldog in the circle, and that’s what we need. We’re excited how deep the pitching staff is, how dynamic. That’s what we’ve lacked the last two years.” Hull expressed similar sentiments. “I’m confident in the pitching because we have a great

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OKLAHOMA’S ROMERO OSBY (24) GOES UP FOR A BASKET against Missouri’s Ricardo Ratliffe. MU slipped past OU, 71-68, Monday in Norman, Okla.

Tigers take league lead

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LAWRENCE HIGH’S ANNA WRIGHT, RIGHT, GOES FOR A STEAL from Shawnee Mission West’s Whitney Crow during the Lions’ 41-25 loss on Monday at LHS.

Lions hope to move past ugly setback By Benton Smith

We just didn’t settle in and run our stuff. It’s When players and coaches frustrating to see.” basmith@ljworld.com

from Lawrence High’s girls basketball team one day look back on their 2011-12 season, Monday’s home game against Shawnee Mission West will be one they go out of their way to forget. It was a burn-the-tape — heck, burn-this-after-reading — kind of night. The Lions had more turnovers (23) than field-goal attempts (22) and lost, 41-25, to the Vikings. LHS coach Nick Wood said those numbers were hard to fathom, and a lack of composure led to his team’s trials against SMW (5-9). The Lions (6-9) didn’t value the basketball, Wood said, and instead played hurried. “It looked to me like every single time we had the ball on offense, it looked like there were 10 seconds to go in the

— LHS girls basketball coach Nick Wood game, we were down by one, and we were freaking out because nobody knew what to do,” the coach said after his team went 10-for-22 from the floor. The Lions went just 5-for11 in the first half, when they had 14 turnovers, and trailed 19-12 after two quarters. They didn’t score their first basket until 1:45 was left in the first quarter and Anna Wright hit a three-pointer to cut West’s lead to 6-3. Senior Bri Anglin hit a baseline jumper in the final seconds of the first quarter, and Wright even drilled a threepointer on the opening possession of the second quarter to tie the game at 8, but that was

as close as Lawrence would get as turnovers and long, grinding possessions became the norm. “We just didn’t settle in and run our stuff. It’s frustrating to see,” Wood said. “We did not execute at all.” The performance was a far cry from how LHS had played just six days before in a victory at Leavenworth. Junior Monica Howard said the team’s mental focus was a problem versus the Vikings. “We weren’t taking care of the ball. We were just handing it to them,” Howard said. “We didn’t seem to care like every possession mattered.” Lawrence is 0-2 since both Emma Kelly and Krista Costa have been out because of knee injuries, but Wood said at some point the Lions have to get past it. “It’s not an excuse that we don’t have two of our guards Please see LHS GIRLS, page 3B

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NORMAN, OKLA. (AP) — Sandwiched between an emotionally charged victory against archrival Kansas University and a top-10 showdown with first place on the line, No. 4 Missouri faced a test of its collective focus. The Tigers got a passing grade — barely. Marcus Denmon scored 25 points, Ricardo Ratliffe added 15 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 4 Mizzou claimed first place in the Big 12 by edging Oklahoma, 71-68, on Monday night. “We understand that this game was just as important as the last one,” Denmon said. “Pretty much, we have a veteran group and we just wanted to make sure everybody came out and understood how important this game would be for us to play after a big win like the one at home against Kansas.” Coach Frank Haith required his players to report to a hotel by 2 a.m. after their late-night victory against the then-No. 8 Jayhawks, trying to temper the celebration and get a head start on a road game less than 48 hours later against an opponent they had beaten by 38 points earlier this season. Asked whether it was the right move, Denmon and Ricardo Ratliffe looked at each other and didn’t say a word. Finally, Denmon answered and got a pat on the back from his first-year coach. “Whether I wanted to go to the hotel or not, I understood,” Denmon said. “I understood that it was a good Please see MIZZOU, page 3B

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Chiefs hire Daboll as offensive coordinator KANSAS CITY, MO. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs hired Brian Daboll as the team’s new offensive coordinator Monday, bringing in a familiar face for new head coach Romeo Crennel. Daboll spent last season in the same job for the Miami Dolphins, and the previous two years serving as Cleveland’s offensive coordinator. He worked with Crennel when both were with the Patriots.

“Brian is a fine football coach and offensive mind,� Crennel said. “I worked with him when he was a young coach in New England and I am proud of the way his career has developed. We had a very thorough process for this position and it was clear to me that Brian was the right choice. He was coveted by multiple teams and I am glad he will be joining our staff.� Daboll replaces Bill Muir,

who announced his retirement last week. Others known to have interviewed for the job were quarterbacks coach Jim Zorn and former Raiders offensive coordinator Al Saunders. Daboll also has connections to Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli after spending time in New England, where Daboll coached wide receivers and Crennel was defensive coordinator. Daboll later spent two seasons as the

New York Jets’ quarterbacks coach before taking over as offensive coordinator in Cleveland. The Browns were last in the NFL in total offense during his first season and 29th in Year 2, after which he departed for Miami. The Dolphins were 22nd in total offense this past season, though there was marked improvement over the second half of the season.

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Could this be week for Woods?

Report: Haley to be Steelers’ O-coordinator

By Tim Kawakami San Jose Mercury News

The most dominating man in golf (lately) is not playing this week, so maybe that nondescript also-ran named Tiger Woods has a chance, after all. Oh, him again. Sorry, folks, Kyle Stanley — emotional winner Sunday at the Phoenix Open, a dramatic second place at Torrey Pines the week before — is not entered in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. But Woods, winner of zero PGA Tour events in many moons, is competing in the AT&T for the first time since 2002. What we know: He doesn’t love the three-course rotation, the bumpy greens, the amateurclogged rounds or the celebrity-ga-ga crowds. What we also know: Woods likes to win, and has won here-at the 2000 AT&T and in his historic 2000 U.S. Open conquering at Pebble. And though I won’t be so presumptuous as to predict a Tiger victory, there are tangible signs that he is playing well enough to get into serious contention this weekend. Woods might even win, which would be his first official tour victory since he won the BMW Championship in September 2009. Really, any kind of deep run onto Sunday’s leader board at Pebble Beach would be something important for Woods. It feels weird to say this, but he probably needs to relearn how to win against top pros these days, and where else better to do that than Pebble? Woods, of course, is not in love with hearing that kind of talk. “Yeah, the tournament right before this I won,� Woods said after finishing third in a European Tour event in Abu Dhabi last month. “Yeah, you guys tend to forget that.� But that “victory� came in December in the Chevron World Challenge, an unofficial event that had only 18 players in the field and which raised money for Woods’ foundation. He does need to refigure out how to win on tour. And when better than now, with Woods, at 36, nearing the end of his prime years and the U.S. Open set for Olympic Club on June 14-17? Let us stipulate that Woods almost certainly will never regain the command and control he exerted in his prime. Woods absolutely has to hit it longer than he did last year, when he was 71st on tour in official driving distance, averaging 293.7 yards. That was 22.4 yards less than Woods averaged in 2005, when he was the second-longest driver, averaging 316.1 yards. He’s never going to be an accurate driver — 186th in accuracy last year, 191st in 2005; Woods needs the distance to move him as close to the green as possible. Woods just cannot be giving up 10 yards or more per drive to his competitors. Rory McIlroy, 22, averaged 307.2 yards per measured drive, according to PGA Tour stats. McIlroy isn’t playing the AT&T. Woods is. He might not win, but the longer he hits it, the less of a long shot he should be. Woods will win again eventually. Why not Sunday?

PITTSBURGH — The Steelers will hire former Kansas City Chiefs coach Todd Haley to be their offensive coordinator, according to an ESPN report. The move, first reported by 610 AM in Kansas City, has not yet been announced. Haley will replace Bruce Arians, now with the Indianapolis Colts. The 45-year-old Haley, fired by Kansas City on Dec. 13, went 19-26 in two-plus seasons with the Chiefs, leading them to the 2010 AFC West title. He spent 10 seasons as an assistant before being hired by Kansas City. He was offensive coordinator for Arizona in 2007-08, helping lead the Cardinals to their only Super Bowl appearance. The Steelers went 12-4 this season but lost the AFC North title to Baltimore on a tiebreaker. The Chiefs were 5-8 when Haley was dismissed. His last game was a tough one. Kansas City lost, 37-10, to the New York Jets at the Meadowlands, Haley and it was their fifth loss in six games. Kansas City committed 11 penalties for 128 yards in the performance, including a 15-yarder on Haley for unsportsmanlike conduct that may have sealed his fate. “Timing in these situations is always difficult. There never seems to be a right time,� Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said at the time. “We just felt the inconsistent play the team has experienced throughout the season, including yesterday’s game, made today the right day to do it.� After three lopsided losses to start the season, Kansas City rattled off four straight wins and briefly pulled into a tie atop the AFC West. But that was followed by a home loss to previously winless Miami, the start of a disastrous six weeks in which the losses mounted. “We’ve had one of those years where we’ve had injuries, and injuries to key players, but that’s typical in the National Football League,� Hunt said then. “As a team, you have to find a way to overcome that, and we just weren’t able to do that this year. Our play was up and down the entire season and at times it was up and down during a given game, and I think those contributed to our decision.� Without a bye, the Steelers had to play a road game at Denver to open the postseason. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw for 289 yards and a touchdown, but the Steelers fell to the Broncos, 29-23, in overtime.

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Contador stripped of Tour win GENEVA — Three days after U.S. prosecutors dropped their investigation of doping claims against Lance Armstrong, fellow Tour de France champion Alberto Contador was stripped of his 2010 title when sports’ highest court rejected the Spanish cyclist’s story that contaminated meat caused him to fail a drug test. The 29-year-old Contador, who also won the Tour in 2007 and ‘09, tested positive for clenbuterol during a Tour rest day in July 2010. Contador’s ban was backdated to Jan. 25, 2011 — making him eligible to return on Aug. 6. “Unlike certain other countries, notably outside Europe, Spain is not known to have a contamination problem with clenbuterol in meat,� the Court of Arbitration for Sport said in its ruling. “Furthermore, no other cases of athletes having tested positive to clenbuterol allegedly in connection with the consumption of Spanish meat are known.� Contador had been thought likely to challenge Armstrong’s record of seven career Tour victories. Instead, he joins Floyd Landis as the only riders stripped of their Tour titles after testing positive for banned performance-enhancing drugs. Andy Schleck of Luxembourg is now in line to take Contador’s 2010 title. The CAS verdict in Lausanne, Switzerland, was delivered 566 days after Contador cycled triumphantly along the Champs d’Elysees in Paris. The ruling came after Armstrong’s own lengthy legal fight ended Friday, with U.S. federal authorities dropping an investigation into alleged doping involving his Tour teams. Cycling’s governing body, which had joined the World Anti-Doping Agency in forcing Contador into court, said it took no satisfaction from upholding its fight against drug cheats. “This is a sad day for our sport,� International Cycling Union president Pat McQuaid said in a statement. “Some may think of it as a victory, but that is not at all the case. There are no winners when it comes to the issue of doping: every case, irrespective of its characteristics, is always a case too many.�

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UK still tops men’s poll Kentucky is on top of the Associated Press’ college basketball poll for a third straight week. The Wildcats, who were also No. 1 for two weeks earlier this season, received 63 first-place votes Monday from the 65-member national media panel. Syracuse, which got the other No. 1 votes, Ohio State, Missouri, North Carolina and Baylor held second through sixth from last week. Kansas moved up one spot to seventh, while Florida jumped four places to eighth. Murray State, the lone unbeaten in Division I, moved one spot to ninth and Duke dropped three places to 10th. Louisville, winners of four straight, and Harvard, off to the best overall (20-2) and Ivy League (6-0) starts in school history, move back into the rankings at 24th and 25th. Gonzaga and Vanderbilt fell out from 24th and 25th.

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Rockies get Guthrie from O’s DENVER — The Colorado Rockies acquired veteran right-hander Jeremy Guthrie from the Baltimore Orioles on Monday, a move that bolsters their young rotation. In exchange, the Rockies sent reliever Matt Lindstrom and right-hander Jason Hammel to the Orioles. Guthrie, the Orioles’ opening day starter three of the last four seasons, lost 17 games last season, the most in the American League, and finished with a 4.33 ERA. He agreed to a one-year, $8.2 million contract with the Rockies, avoiding an arbitration hearing that had been scheduled for Monday in St. Petersburg, Fla. Guthrie, who turns 33 in April, is eligible to become a free agent after the season. “They got two great arms,� Rockies general manager Dan O’Dowd said. “But we got a guy we feel fits in with our younger pitchers very well.�

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who is a terrific guard, gets past him and makes a layup on a made basket. Other than that, defensively, pretty good.” CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1B KU will meet No. 6 Baylor (21-2, 8-2) at 6 p.m. him because he’s devel- Wednesday in Ferrell oped into a force.” Center in Waco, Texas. Of the 6-3 Taylor, Self O said: “That kid played Losing is no fun: KU has great. If I had it to do all dropped five games this over again, I’d want him season. KU lost just three on the free-throw line games in both Taylor’s jumore than anybody else nior campaign and sophoon our team. He likes that more year after an eightmoment more than any- loss freshman season. body else (despite missing “I’m not used to this two down the stretch as losing thing. I don’t like KU squandered an eight- how it feels. I don’t even point lead). know how to handle it,” “I don’t have anything Taylor said. “I don’t know remotely negative to say,” what I’m supposed to do, Self added. “He lost the how I’m supposed to act. ball once, and he charged I’m sure my teammates once, and I know he wish- feel the same way. When es he could have that back. we take an ‘L,’ we’ve got The first half I thought he to watch tape, learn from played so well (17 points) mistakes and get better that we had a couple of from what we did the prebad possessions, because vious game.” O he was feeling it too much. Perry Ellis is No. 1: A We’d call a play, and he said, ‘Well, I see an open- Wichita Eagle doubleing.’ If we call a play, run check of the record books the play and then see the shows that future KU foropening after you run the ward Perry Ellis of Wichplay. ita Heights is the all-time “That’d be the only leading scorer in Wichita thing that I could say from City League history. his floor game, going into It had been reported the last three minutes, that that Ellis needed 38 points I’d say, ‘He could improve to pass former KU center on that.’ I was so mad at Greg Dreiling’s 31-yearhim because Phil Pressey, old record of 1,963 points.

The paper now reports that Dreiling of Kapaun scored 1,888 points from 1977-81. Ellis has 1,926 points, meaning he broke Dreiling’s record during Heights’ Jan. 24 win over Kapaun. Ellis’ accomplishment will be recognized during Heights’ next home game on Feb. 17. “Congratulations to Perry Ellis on his accomplishment, one that came two weeks earlier than we thought,” the Wichita Eagle, unofficial statistician of the City League, wrote Monday. O

Others on the Oscar Robertson watch list with Robinson: Harrison Barnes, North Carolina; Isaiah Canaan, Murray State; Anthony Davis, Kentucky; Marcus Denmon, Missouri; Daymond Green, Michigan State; John Henson, North Carolina; John Jenkins, Vanderbilt; Kevin Jones, West Virginia; Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky; Jeremy Lamb, UConn; Perry Jones, Baylor; Damian Lillard, Weber State; Doug McDermott, Creighton; Mike Moser, UNLV; Arnett Moultrie, Mississippi State; Mike Scott, Virginia; Jared Sullinger, Ohio State; Cody Zeller, Indiana; Tyler Zeller, North Carolina.

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KANSAS SOFTBALL COACH MEGAN SMITH — HANGING OUT IN FRONT OF A WALL of pictures of former players in the softball locker room — says the Jayhawks have significantly upgraded their pitching this season. Smith and the Jayhawks held a media day Saturday at the locker room in Wagnon Student Athletic Center.

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freshman in Alicia Pille,” Hull said. “She and Megan Druhan are both players who are going to come in and dominate.” Stokes might not be as ready for the big-time as Pille, but Smith likes what she has seen so far. “She has done a lot this fall to improve and is mixing speeds, kind of understanding what it means to be a college pitcher,” Smith said. “She’s a power pitcher as well.” The added pitchers will help to compensate for losing the many talents

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anymore,” he said. “This is who we are.” In the third quarter, LHS played its best stretch of basketball, with just two turnovers and three field goals — Kionna Coleman scored twice in the paint, Bri Anderson got a hoop inside and both Coleman and Marissa Pope chipped in a free throw. In that same stretch, though, SMW sophomore forward Marleah Campbell scored eight of her game-high 12 points, al-

of Alex Jones, a center fielder, leadoff hitter and pitcher. Jones will redshirt this season because she suffered a torn ACL in the fall. Smith hopes an improved pitching staff will for the first time during her tenure vault Kansas out of the cellar in the Big 12, which has gone from 10 to nine teams with the departure of Nebraska. KU went 21-35 overall and 2-16 in conference in 2010, 31-22 overall and 2-16 in the Big 12 last season. The Jayhawks were 0-6 in onerun conference games last season. The Big 12 schedule gets even tougher for KU. Instead of playing nine conference teams twice,

BOX SCORE SM WEST (41) Erica Keffeler 1-4 0-0 2, Whitney Crow 1-3 1-2 3, Molly Norburg 3-7 3-3 9, Ali Smith 2-4 0-0 4, Marleah Campbell 5-13 2-2 12, Jordan Gregory 1-3 4-4 6, Anna Karlin 1-2 0-1 2, Morgan Mauck 1-2 1-2 3. Totals 15-38 11-15 41. LAWRENCE (25) Monica Howard 2-4 0-0 4, Bri Anderson 1-2 0-0 2, Marissa Pope 1-1 1-2 3, Anna Wright 3-9 0-2 9, Kionna Coleman 2-4 1-1 5, Bri Anglin 1-1 0-0 2, Mutiyat Hameed 0-0 0-0 0, Christina Haswood 0-1 0-2 0, Kylie Seaman 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 10-22 2-7 25. SMW 8 11 11 11 — 41 LHS 5 7 8 5 — 25 Three-point goals: SMW 0-6; LHS 3-7 (Wright 3). Turnovers: SMW 9, LHS 23.

lowing the Vikings to extend their lead to 30-20 entering the fourth quarter. Howard banked in a jumper at the six-minute mark in the fourth, and West’s lead was down to

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SHAWNEE — Ellen Phillips led all scorers with 14 points and added seven rebounds as Veritas Christian rolled over Midland Adventist, 43-18, in high school girls basketball Monday. Brittany Rask scored 13 points as the only other Eagle player to score in double figures.

everyone plays eight conference foes three times, expanding from 18 to 24 league games. Threegame weekend series become the norm. “I honestly don’t know what to expect, but I do know it’s a horrible feeling splitting with a team,” Hull said. “It gives us one more chance to prove ourselves.” KU opens its season Friday in Hammond, La., with games against TennesseeMartin and Troy, the start of a weekend tournament in which it is scheduled to play five games. The Big 12 portion of the schedule opens in Columbia, Mo., with a three-game series against Missouri, March 16-18.

eight, but it turned out to be one of just two Lawrence field goals in the quarter, as LHS turned the ball over seven times in the final eight minutes, and SMW closed on an 11-3 run. For Wood, the loss was maddening. “It wasn’t necessarily anything they (the Vikings) were doing to us,” the coach said. “We’re our own worst enemy.” In the next few days, he added, the Lions will have to get past the ugly setback and fix their problems. “Our job is to keep fighting,” he said, “and figure it out.” At 5:30 p.m. Friday, Lawrence will play host to Olathe North.

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Allison Dover grabbed FSHS bowling 5th nine rebounds. Veritas (5-14) will play KANSAS CITY, KAN. — host to Derby Invasion Free State High boys placed at 2 p.m. Saturday in Eu- fifth at the six-team Turner dora. Bowling Invitational on Monday. Jordan Jump led Veritas 12 14 11 6—43 FSHS with a 625 to place Midland 4 5 3 6—18 Veritas: Ashley Schlesener 2, Joy eighth. Other Free State Brooks 4, Brittany Rask 13, Kayli scores: Kyle Hall, 15th, Farley 4, Allison Dover 1, Ellen 594; Nate Fiester, 18th, Phillips 14, Kristen Finger 3, Hadley 575; Briggs Fish, 27th, 515; Nowlin 2. Midland: Jewel Janke 2, Hannah Orear Chase Taylor, 31st, 478; and 2, Elizabeth Shlinsog 3, Emily Rezs 2, Curtis Zicker, 36th, 389. Alicia Wittsen 4, Farai Rodriguez 5.

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decision by coach, and it seems like it helped us.” The Tigers host Baylor on Saturday. Oklahoma (13-10, 3-8) still had the ball with a chance to tie with 5 seconds left. Romero Osby was fouled with 2.5 seconds left and missed both free throws, and Steven Pledger missed a threepointer at the buzzer when the offensive rebound was tapped back to him. Pledger slumped to the ground and put his hands over his face after his potential tying shot clanged off the rim to end the game. He stayed on the floor until two Missouri players and teammate Barry Honore came over to lift him up. “It was perfect. The play was designed to miss the free throw and get the tip-out and we actually got the tip-out,” said Pledger, who led Oklahoma with 22 points. “It was on line. It felt good when it left my hand. It didn’t go in.” Sam Grooms had a career-high 17 points and matched his career-best with 10 assists, and Andrew Fitzgerald scored 12 points for the Sooners. Michael Dixon chipped in 13 points for Missouri. The Tigers (22-2, 9-2) moved a half-game ahead of No. 6 Baylor and No. 7 Kansas in the standings. Those teams meet Wednesday night for a chance to pull even with Missouri. MISSOURI (22-2) Ratliffe 6-6 3-5 15, P. Pressey 2-3 1-2 5, M. Pressey 2-5 1-4 5, Denmon 9-16 3-3 25, English 3-7 1-2 8, Dixon 5-11 1-2 13, Moore 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-48 10-18 71. OKLAHOMA (13-10) Fitzgerald 5-10 2-2 12, Osby 3-8 3-8 9, Grooms 7-9 3-7 17, Pledger 8-14 1-4 22, Clark 0-1 0-2 0, Washington 1-6 0-0 2, Blair 2-3 0-0 6, Neal 0-0 0-0 0, Arent 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-51 9-23 68. Halftime-Missouri 36-33. 3-Point GoalsMissouri 7-21 (Denmon 4-9, Dixon 2-6, English 1-4, M. Pressey 0-2), Oklahoma 7-12 (Pledger 5-9, Blair 2-2, Clark 0-1). ReboundsMissouri 22 (Ratliffe 10), Oklahoma 36 (Washington 7). Assists-Missouri 19 (P. Pressey 7), Oklahoma 18 (Grooms 10). Total Fouls-Missouri 18, Oklahoma 17. A-7,994.

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Marquette dumps DePaul No. 18 Marquette 89, DePaul 76 ROSEMONT, ILL. — Darius Johnson-Odom scored 23 points, and Jamil Wilson added 18 points and nine rebounds to lead Marquette on Monday. Trailing 41-29, JohnsonOdom scored nine points during an 11-2 run by the Golden Eagles (20-5, 9-3 Big East) to close the first half. He opened the second half by hitting a three that tied the game at 43, and Jae Crowder gave the Golden Eagles their first lead of the game with a free throw. Vander Blue hit a jumper to cap off a 16-3 run to open the second half and give Marquette a 56-46 lead. Marquette rebounded from a blowout loss to Notre Dame on Saturday that ended a seven-game winning streak. Cleveland Melvin scored 22 points and Jamee Crockett added 17 for DePaul (11-12, 2-9), which has lost 36 consecutive games against ranked opponents since beating No. 17 Villanova 84-76 on Jan. 3, 2008. Marquette has won six of the last seven in the series.

No. 24 Louisville 80, Connecticut 59 LOUISVILLE, KY. — Gorgui Dieng returned from a sprained right ankle to score 15 points, and freshman Chane Behanan added 12 rebounds as Louisville won its fifth straight. Chris Smith scored 16 points for the Cardinals (19-5, 7-4 Big East), while Kyle Kuric added 10 and Peyton Siva had nine assists. Dieng was questionable after Saturday’s injury in a win over Rutgers, but he clogged up the lane and kept Connecticut freshman Andre Drummond in check. Freshman Ryan Boatright led the Huskies (15-8, 5-6) with 18 points. Drummond went scoreless, missing all six shots, and Jeremy Lamb finished with seven points, well short of his average of 17.6. Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun missed his second game on an indefinite medical leave of absence after he was diagnosed with spinal stenosis. Dieng was a key contributor in the Cardinals’ decisive 21-4 run that gave them a 65-36 lead with 6:18 left.

MARQUETTE (20-5) Crowder 5-11 3-4 14, J. Wilson 8-11 2-2 18, Johnson-Odom 7-17 7-7 23, Blue 5-10 6-6 16, Cadougan 4-6 2-2 10, Mayo 2-4 2-2 6, Jones 0-1 0-0 0, D. Wilson 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 32-61 22-23 89. DEPAUL (11-12) Melvin 10-18 1-2 22, Crockett 5-12 4-7 17, Faber 0-1 0-0 0, Young 1-5 0-0 2, McKinney 4-8 2-4 10, Clahar 6-8 3-3 16, McGhee 0-0 0-0 0, Robertson Jr. 1-1 0-0 2, Kelly 0-2 0-0 0, Morgan 1-4 0-0 3, Kirk 2-4 0-0 4. Totals 30-63 10-16 76. Halftime-DePaul 43-40. 3-Point GoalsMarquette 3-10 (Johnson-Odom 2-6, Crowder 1-2, Jones 0-1, Cadougan 0-1), DePaul 6-16 (Crockett 3-5, Morgan 1-1, Clahar 1-1, Melvin 1-2, Kirk 0-1, McKinney 0-2, Young 0-2, Kelly 0-2). Fouled Out-Clahar. ReboundsMarquette 35 (Crowder 11), DePaul 32 (Kirk, Melvin 7). Assists-Marquette 17 (Cadougan 8), DePaul 15 (Kelly 4). Total Fouls-Marquette 16, DePaul 18. Technical-Robertson Jr.. A-9,276.

UCONN (15-8) Lamb 3-9 0-0 7, Olander 1-3 0-0 2, Drummond 0-6 0-0 0, Boatright 5-10 6-8 18, Napier 3-11 3-4 9, Daniels 1-4 0-0 2, Giffey 0-0 0-0 0, Smith 3-7 4-6 10, Oriakhi 4-7 3-4 11. Totals 20-57 16-22 59. LOUISVILLE (19-5) Kuric 3-12 2-2 10, Behanan 3-8 0-0 7, Dieng 7-12 1-2 15, Siva 3-10 0-0 7, C. Smith 5-7 2-3 16, Nunez 2-2 0-0 6, R. Smith 3-8 0-0 6, Price 0-1 0-0 0, Henderson 0-1 0-0 0, Swopshire 4-7 0-1 9, Justice 2-2 0-0 4, Ware 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 32-72 5-8 80. Halftime-Louisville 29-24. 3-Point Goals-UConn 3-14 (Boatright 2-3, Lamb 1-5, Daniels 0-2, Napier 0-4), Louisville 11-25 (C. Smith 4-6, Nunez 2-2, Kuric 2-7, Siva 1-1, Behanan 1-2, Swopshire 1-3, Ware 0-1, Henderson 0-1, R. Smith 0-2). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-UConn 36 (Oriakhi 7), Louisville 45 (Behanan 12). Assists-UConn 7 (Boatright 5), Louisville 22 (Siva 9). Total FoulsUConn 13, Louisville 16. A-21,804.

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Texas 70, Texas A&M 68 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS — J’Covan Brown hit the go-ahead layup with less than a minute remaining and added a pair of free throws after that to lift Texas to the win It’s the Longhorns’ fifth straight victory over A&M WACO, TEXAS (AP) — in the last regular-season Brittney Griner scored Big 12 meeting between 27 points with eight rethese schools. bounds and eight blocked shots to help top-ranked TEXAS (15-9) Baylor remain undefeated McClellan 5-11 5-5 15, Kabongo 2-7 1-2 6, Brown 6-9 4-4 20, Wangmene 4-5 with another lopsided vic2-5 10, Chapman 2-4 0-0 4, Lewis 1-5 tory over Oklahoma, 810-0 2, Bond 2-6 0-0 4, Holmes 3-5 2-3 9, 54, on Monday night. Gibbs 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-52 14-19 70. TEXAS A&M (12-11) Even with Oklahoma Hibbert 3-8 2-2 9, Davis 1-2 0-1 2, to make Loubeau 3-6 8-10 14, Alexander 2-4 2-2 determined 6, E. Turner 6-10 5-6 20, Green 0-0 0-0 0, things difficult on Griner, Kinsley 1-3 1-2 4, R. Turner 4-7 5-6 13. surrounding her with Totals 20-40 23-29 68. jerseys, Baylor’s Halftime-Texas A&M 34-33. 3-Point pink Goals-Texas 6-11 (Brown 4-4, Kabongo 6-foot-8 junior phenom 1-2, Holmes 1-2, Lewis 0-1, McClellan 0-2), Texas A&M 5-10 (E. Turner 3-5, just kept making free Kinsley 1-1, Hibbert 1-2, Alexander 0-2). throws. She set a career Rebounds-Texas 27 (Bond 8), Texas A&M 27 (Loubeau 6). Assists-Texas 14 high making all 13 of her (Brown 7), Texas A&M 7 (Hibbert 4). attempts. Total Fouls-Texas 24, Texas A&M 17. Baylor (24-0, 11-0 Big A-9,792.

Baylor women roll 12) stretched its home winning streak to 36, this win coming only 11 days after they beat the Sooners 89-58 in Norman. Whitney Hand had 20 points to lead Oklahoma (15-7, 7-4), which had won three in a row since the loss to the Lady Bears. Sharane Campbell had 13 points. Odyssey Sims had 14 points and four steals for Baylor, while Brooklyn Pope had 11 points and six rebound. Oklahoma didn’t help its case by missing its first 18 field-goal attempts after halftime.


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Home Away 13-3 5-4 9-6 4-4 6-7 4-8 3-8 5-10 3-6 5-12

Conf 13-4 12-6 8-8 6-13 5-13

Pct .750 .640 .600 .200 .125

GB — 21⁄2 31⁄2 131⁄2 15

L10 8-2 5-5 4-6 3-7 0-10

Str W-2 L-3 L-1 W-1 L-11

Home Away 11-2 7-4 8-4 8-5 8-5 7-5 4-10 1-10 2-8 1-13

Conf 13-3 13-5 10-6 4-15 2-17

L Pct GB 6 .778 — 7 .696 3 13 .435 9 13 .409 91⁄2 20 .231 141⁄2

L10 7-3 7-3 6-4 3-7 3-7

Str W-3 L-1 L-2 W-1 W-2

Home Away 9-1 12-5 6-2 10-5 7-3 3-10 4-5 5-8 5-8 1-12

Conf 15-4 12-6 6-6 6-9 4-14

L10 7-3 6-4 6-4 3-7 1-9

Str W-5 L-3 W-1 L-3 L-6

Home Away 13-1 4-8 9-5 5-6 10-3 4-8 7-4 5-9 2-12 2-9

Conf 15-7 10-8 8-9 8-11 2-17

Southeast Division W 18 16 15 5 3

Miami Atlanta Orlando Washington Charlotte

L 6 9 10 20 21

Central Division W 21 16 10 9 6

Chicago Indiana Milwaukee Cleveland Detroit

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W 17 14 14 12 4

San Antonio Dallas Houston Memphis New Orleans

L 9 11 11 13 21

Pct .654 .560 .560 .480 .160

GB — 21⁄2 21⁄2 41⁄2 121⁄2

Northwest Division W 19 15 13 14 12

Oklahoma City Denver Utah Portland Minnesota

L 5 10 10 11 12

Pct .792 .600 .565 .560 .500

GB — 41⁄2 51⁄2 51⁄2 7

L10 7-3 5-5 4-6 5-5 6-4

Str W-1 L-3 L-1 L-1 W-2

Home Away Conf 9-1 10-4 14-4 7-5 8-5 7-10 11-4 2-6 9-8 11-2 3-9 10-8 6-86-4 9-5

L 7 11 14 13 15

Pct .682 .560 .417 .381 .375

GB — 21⁄2 6 61⁄2 7

L10 7-3 4-6 5-5 5-5 5-5

Str W-2 L-2 W-2 L-1 W-3

Home Away 10-3 5-4 11-2 3-9 5-6 5-8 6-7 2-6 6-4 3-11

Pacific Division W 15 14 10 8 9

L.A. Clippers L.A. Lakers Phoenix Golden State Sacramento

Conf 9-6 11-5 5-9 3-8 6-11

Individual Leaders Scoring Bryant, LAL James, MIA Durant, OKC Love, MIN Rose, CHI Anthony, NYK Aldridge, POR Westbrook, OKC Griffin, LAC Ellis, GOL Howard, ORL D. Williams, NJN FG Percentage Chandler, NYK Bynum, LAL Gortat, PHX Howard, ORL James, MIA Nash, PHX Okafor, NOR Griffin, LAC Millsap, UTA Boozer, CHI

G 24 23 23 24 21 21 24 23 21 20 24 24

FG 256 243 221 192 177 164 226 189 188 159 173 166

FT 159 169 140 175 111 134 101 105 72 85 143 104

FG 89 137 151 173 243 121 98 188 153 172

PTS AVG 705 29.4 672 29.2 616 26.8 601 25.0 496 23.6 489 23.3 554 23.1 498 21.7 449 21.4 426 21.3 489 20.4 485 20.2

FGA 125 244 269 313 440 222 180 347 291 330

PCT .712 .561 .561 .553 .552 .545 .544 .542 .526 .521

Rebounds Howard, ORL Love, MIN Bynum, LAL Varejao, CLE Cousins, SAC Griffin, LAC Humphries, NJN Gasol, MEM Gortat, PHX Gasol, LAL Assists Nash, PHX Rondo, BOS Paul, LAC Rubio, MIN D. Williams, NJN Calderon, TOR Rose, CHI Lowry, HOU Parker, SAN Wall, WAS

G 24 24 20 22 22 21 23 24 23 24

OFF DEF 84 279 100 228 62 178 103 158 95 152 65 164 89 152 54 193 56 180 66 175 G 21 15 16 24 24 25 21 22 25 24

TOT AVG 363 15.1 328 13.7 240 12.0 261 11.9 247 11.2 229 10.9 241 10.5 247 10.3 236 10.3 241 10.0

AST 208 143 143 213 211 213 173 179 192 170

AVG 9.9 9.5 8.9 8.9 8.8 8.5 8.2 8.1 7.7 7.1

Pts 2076 1993 2301 2087 2179 2185 2278 2187 2201 2214 2236 2334 2348 2188 2189 2286 2293 2296 2493 2219 2316 2127 2129 2036 2480 2384 2385 2100 2425 2337

Avg 86.5 86.7 88.5 90.7 90.8 91.0 91.1 91.1 91.7 92.3 93.2 93.4 93.9 95.1 95.2 95.3 95.5 95.7 95.9 96.5 96.5 96.7 96.8 97.0 99.2 99.3 99.4 100.0 101.0 101.6

Team statistics Team Offense Denver Miami Oklahoma City L.A. Clippers Portland San Antonio Houston Golden State Utah Minnesota Chicago Philadelphia Atlanta New York Indiana Milwaukee Dallas Cleveland L.A. Lakers Memphis New Jersey Phoenix Orlando Sacramento Boston Washington New Orleans Charlotte Toronto Detroit

G 24 24 23 21 24 25 24 21 22 24 26 24 24 24 23 23 25 22 24 24 25 23 24 23 23 24 24 24 25 26

Pts 2511 2476 2299 2079 2357 2452 2353 2052 2141 2335 2528 2322 2311 2277 2163 2160 2345 2057 2239 2235 2317 2128 2212 2111 2085 2138 2107 2096 2173 2243

Avg 104.6 103.2 100.0 99.0 98.2 98.1 98.0 97.7 97.3 97.3 97.2 96.8 96.3 94.9 94.0 93.9 93.8 93.5 93.3 93.1 92.7 92.5 92.2 91.8 90.7 89.1 87.8 87.3 86.9 86.3

Team Defense Philadelphia Boston Chicago Indiana L.A. Lakers Orlando Dallas Atlanta Portland Memphis New Orleans Toronto San Antonio Oklahoma City Milwaukee New York Miami Minnesota Detroit Phoenix Houston Cleveland Utah L.A. Clippers New Jersey Denver Washington Golden State Charlotte Sacramento

G 24 23 26 23 24 24 25 24 24 24 24 25 25 23 23 24 24 24 26 23 24 22 22 21 25 24 24 21 24 23

Utah at Indiana, 6 p.m. Charlotte at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Cleveland at Miami, 6:30 p.m. Sacramento at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday’s games

L.A. Clippers at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Milwaukee at Toronto, 6 p.m. Miami at Orlando, 6 p.m. New York at Washington, 6 p.m. San Antonio at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Indiana at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Detroit at New Jersey, 6:30 p.m. Chicago at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Memphis, 7 p.m. Dallas at Denver, 8 p.m. Houston at Portland, 9 p.m.

How former Jayhawks fared Cole Aldrich, Oklahoma City Did not play (coach’s decision) Nick Collison, Oklahoma City Pts: 2. FGs: 0-0. FTs: 2-2. Xavier Henry, New Orleans Pts: 8. FGs: 4-7. FTs: 0-1. Kirk Hinrich, Atlanta Pts: 4. FGs: 1-5. FTs: 2-3. Markieff Morris, Phoenix Pts: 7. FGs: 3-5. FTs: 0-0. Josh Selby, Memphis Did not play (coach’s decision)

Cavs’ Gibson still ailing CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers guard Daniel Gibson practiced and believed he was ready to play. He’ll have to wait a little longer. Gibson did not travel with the team to Miami as originally planned after he complained about discomfort in his neck after practicing for the first time in 10 days. Gibson will miss his fifth straight game today due to what the team has described as a “soft tissue infection” that he was hospitalized for in Boston last week. He practiced Monday at the team’s facility in Independence, Ohio, and said he was looking forward to getting back on the floor with his teammates. But Gibson reported some “discomfort” and the team said in a release Monday night that Gibson did not make the trip to Florida to face the Heat “as a precaution.” Gibson had been upbeat after practice. He was hospitalized in Boston for two days last week to undergo tests after his neck swelled and he had trouble chewing. Gibson still isn’t sure what exactly is wrong with him.

Haslem ‘glue guy’ for Miami By Robbie Levin McClatchy Newspapers

MIAMI — With nine seconds remaining in the Heat’s game against the Bulls last week, Udonis Haslem was all that stood between Derrick Rose and the potential game-tying basket. Rose used a pick to squeeze by LeBron James at the top of the key and then blew past Chris Bosh to get into the lane, where he met Haslem. Positioned at the edge of the restricted area, Haslem stepped up to meet Rose a few feet inside the free-throw line. Rose lowered his head and knocked Haslem to the ground, but

no charge was called. Still, the collision threw Rose off balance, and after pivoting his right foot three times, Rose put up a short floater. The shot clanked off the front of the rim, giving the Heat its biggest win of the season. The play epitomizes Haslem’s value — hard to measure but impossible to ignore. “You’ve got to have a glue guy; you’ve got to have a tough guy on every team, a warrior,” James said. “(Haslem) is that. Whatever you need from him, he’s going to do it. He’ll take a charge or get a rebound or make a key shot. Whatever the case

may be, he’s there for it, and he can do it.” Haslem is coming off the shortest season of his career, a year in which he missed five months after tearing a ligament in his left foot. This year the effects of Haslem’s injury and his recovery are noticeable in his reduced scoring, as he is shooting less than he ever has and is averaging a career-low 40.5 percent from the field. “A guy like (Haslem), no matter if he’s 0-for12, you still want him on the floor,” Dwyane Wade said. “You know he’s going to bring more to the game than just one dimension.”

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76ers 95, Lakers 90 PHILADELPHIA — Lou Williams nailed the goahead three-pointer, scored 14 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and spoiled Kobe Bryant’s record-setting night while leading Philadelphia to a victory over the Lakers on Monday night. With “Beat L.A.!” echoing through a second straight sellout crowd, Williams hit the tying jumper, then followed with the 3 for a 91-88 lead. He hit another floater to make it 93-88, part of a fantastic fourth that saw him hold off Bryant and help the Sixers improve to 13-3 at home. Bryant scored 24 of his 28 points in the first half. He passed former teammate Shaquille O’Neal and moved into fifth place on the NBA’s career scoring list. Bryant got 24 points in a hurry to pass O’Neal, but stumbled down the stretch and missed nine of his 10 shots in the fourth. Andrew Bynum had 20 points and 20 rebounds for the Lakers. Pau Gasol had 16 points and 11 rebounds. L.A. LAKERS (90) World Peace 1-6 1-2 4, Gasol 5-14 6-8 16, Bynum 8-13 4-6 20, Fisher 3-7 0-0 6, Bryant 10-26 4-4 28, Murphy 3-5 0-0 7, Goudelock 4-6 0-0 9, Barnes 0-3 0-0 0, Kapono 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 34-81 15-20 90. PHILADELPHIA (95) Iguodala 5-9 1-5 12, Allen 2-5 0-0 4, Hawes 3-10 2-2 8, Holiday 6-12 0-0 13, Meeks 3-5 0-0 9, Turner 4-8 0-0 8, Williams 7-12 7-8 24, Vucevic 4-10 0-0 8, Young 4-10 1-2 9. Totals 38-81 11-17 95. L.A. Lakers 24 26 19 21—90 Philadelphia 21 25 24 25—95 3-Point Goals-L.A. Lakers 7-24 (Bryant 4-10, Goudelock 1-1, Murphy 1-3, World Peace 1-4, Bynum 0-1, Barnes 0-2, Fisher 0-3), Philadelphia 8-17 (Meeks 3-5, Williams 3-6, Holiday 1-1, Iguodala 1-2, Vucevic 0-1, Hawes 0-2). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-L.A. Lakers 64 (Bynum 20), Philadelphia 37 (Vucevic 6). Assists-L.A. Lakers 23 (Bryant 6), Philadelphia 27 (Holiday 6). Total FoulsL.A. Lakers 17, Philadelphia 13. A-20,064 (20,318).

Knicks 99, Jazz 88 NEW YORK — Jeremy Lin scored a career-high 28 points in his first career start, Steve Novak added a season-best 19, and the Knicks overcame the absence of Amare Stoudemire and early loss of Carmelo Anthony to beat Utah. Stoudemire left the team to join his family in Florida after older brother Hazell was killed there earlier Monday in a car crash, then Anthony left after just six minutes with a strained right groin. Despite missing two All-Stars and using a lineup of second-teamers, the Knicks won their second straight thanks to another remarkable performance from Lin, the former Harvard point guard. UTAH (88) Hayward 6-11 2-3 14, Millsap 3-10 3-4 9, Jefferson 9-20 4-4 22, Harris 4-6 1-3 9, Bell 4-7 5-5 15, Watson 0-4 0-0 0, Miles 3-6 3-4 9, Favors 3-8 2-3 8, Howard 1-4 0-0 2, Kanter 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 33-76 20-26 88. NEW YORK (99) Anthony 1-2 0-0 2, Jeffries 3-9 7-10 13, Chandler 3-5 4-8 10, Lin 10-17 7-9 28, Fields 3-7 0-2 6, Walker 4-10 0-0 11, Jordan 0-0 0-0 0, Shumpert 3-10 2-2 8, Douglas 1-3 0-0 2, Novak 7-10 0-0 19. Totals 35-73 20-31 99. Utah 16 22 35 15—88 New York 19 32 24 24—99 3-Point Goals-Utah 2-11 (Bell 2-4, Miles 0-1, Hayward 0-2, Watson 0-2, Harris 0-2), New York 9-28 (Novak 5-8, Walker 3-9, Lin 1-3, Jeffries 0-1, Fields 0-1, Douglas 0-2, Shumpert 0-4). Fouled Out-Millsap. Rebounds-Utah 48 (Millsap 13), New York 50 (Jeffries 8). Assists-Utah 17 (Hayward, Harris 4), New York 19 (Lin 8). Total FoulsUtah 31, New York 26. Technicals-New York defensive three second. A-19,763 (19,763).

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Roundup L.A. CLIPPERS (107) Butler 5-13 0-0 14, Griffin 6-11 6-7 18, Jordan 4-8 0-1 8, Paul 9-16 8-8 29, Billups 5-11 3-3 18, Williams 3-12 2-2 9, Gomes 1-4 2-2 4, Evans 3-4 1-2 7, Foye 0-3 0-0 0, Cook 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 36-82 22-25 107. ORLANDO (102) Turkoglu 0-6 0-0 0, Anderson 3-10 2-2 10, Howard 15-21 3-8 33, Nelson 5-13 4-4 15, J.Richardson 8-15 1-1 20, Duhon 0-1 0-0 0, Davis 3-8 1-1 7, Q.Richardson 3-5 0-0 9, Clark 0-0 0-0 0, Redick 3-7 0-0 8. Totals 40-86 11-16 102. L.A. Clippers 21 21 23 29 13—107 Orlando 30 17 15 32 8—102 3-Point Goals-L.A. Clippers 13-31 (Billups 5-10, Butler 4-11, Paul 3-3, Williams 1-5, Foye 0-2), Orlando 11-30 (Q.Richardson 3-4, J.Richardson 3-8, Redick 2-4, Anderson 2-5, Nelson 1-4, Duhon 0-1, Turkoglu 0-4). Fouled OutJordan, Evans. Rebounds-L.A. Clippers 51 (Griffin 10), Orlando 49 (Howard 14). Assists-L.A. Clippers 21 (Paul 8), Orlando 27 (Nelson 12). Total Fouls-L.A. Clippers 20, Orlando 27. TechnicalsOrlando defensive three second. A-18,846 (18,500).

Wizards 111, Raptors 108, OT WASHINGTON — John Wall scored 31 points, Nick Young had a seasonhigh 29, and Trevor Booker added a season-high 19 as the Wizards blew an 18-point third-quarter lead and then hung on to beat Toronto. TORONTO (108) J.Johnson 4-10 1-2 10, DeRozan 4-10 7-8 15, Gray 1-3 2-2 4, Calderon 1-5 0-0 3, Bayless 9-23 6-6 30, A.Johnson 1-7 4-4 6, Davis 0-1 0-0 0, Barbosa 0-4 2-2 2, Kleiza 11-16 4-8 30, Magloire 1-1 1-2 3, Butler 0-0 0-0 0, Carter 2-5 0-0 5, Forbes 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 34-85 27-34 108. WASHINGTON (111) Singleton 1-4 1-2 4, Booker 7-10 5-6 19, McGee 4-9 0-0 8, Wall 10-19 11-14 31, Young 9-20 9-11 29, Seraphin 0-1 0-2 0, Vesely 0-0 0-0 0, Evans 1-4 1-2 3, Crawford 5-11 3-4 13, Mack 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 39-80 30-41 111. Toronto 19 23 30 33 3—108 Washington 29 28 25 23 6—111 3-Point Goals-Toronto 13-26 (Bayless 6-10, Kleiza 4-8, J.Johnson 1-2, Carter 1-2, Calderon 1-3, Barbosa 0-1), Washington 3-9 (Young 2-3, Singleton 1-1, Wall 0-1, Crawford 0-1, Evans 0-3). Fouled Out-Bayless. Rebounds-Toronto 54 (A.Johnson 10), Washington 56 (McGee, Seraphin 8). Assists-Toronto 20 (J.Johnson 6), Washington 14 (Wall 7). Total Fouls-Toronto 33, Washington 29. Technicals-Washington defensive three second. A-14,687 (20,278).

Suns 99, Hawks 90 ATLANTA — Steve Nash scored 24 points, and Phoenix broke open a close game with a 24-6 run to close the third quarter. Nash, whose 38th birthday is today, had 11 assists and shot 9-of-12 — including each of his four threepointers. Channing Frye had 19 points, including a three-pointer and another basket in the closing minutes to help the Suns stop Atlanta’s final comeback attempt. PHOENIX (99) Hill 1-5 0-0 2, Frye 8-16 0-0 19, Gortat 4-10 0-0 8, Nash 9-12 2-2 24, Dudley 4-7 1-1 10, Morris 3-5 0-0 7, Redd 3-9 3-4 10, Telfair 4-7 0-0 9, Childress 2-2 0-0 4, Lopez 3-6 0-0 6. Totals 41-79 6-7 99. ATLANTA (90) Williams 3-8 2-2 8, Smith 6-12 5-6 18, Pachulia 2-7 3-3 7, Teague 3-8 0-0 6, J.Johnson 6-13 3-3 17, McGrady 0-2 2-2 2, Hinrich 1-5 2-3 4, Radmanovic 0-5 0-0 0, I.Johnson 4-9 1-2 9, Green 6-11 0-0 14, Pargo 2-4 0-0 5, Stackhouse 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 33-84 18-21 90. Phoenix 27 28 29 15—99 Atlanta 23 25 16 26—90 3-Point Goals-Phoenix 11-24 (Nash 4-4, Frye 3-8, Morris 1-1, Telfair 1-2, Dudley 1-3, Redd 1-4, Hill 0-2), Atlanta 6-24 (J.Johnson 2-5, Green 2-5, Smith 1-1, Pargo 1-3, Hinrich 0-2, Teague 0-2, Williams 0-3, Radmanovic 0-3). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Phoenix 50 (Gortat, Frye 9), Atlanta 43 (Pachulia 8). Assists-Phoenix 24 (Nash 11), Atlanta 19 (Smith, Radmanovic, J.Johnson 3). Total Fouls-Phoenix 16, Atlanta 14. Technicals-Hill. A-11,823 (18,729).

and Sacramento erased an 18-point deficit en route to a victory over slumping New Orleans. Tyreke Evans scored 11 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, when Sacramento took its first lead on Marcus Thornton’s free throw with 6:24 left. SACRAMENTO (100) Salmons 4-9 0-0 10, Thompson 2-2 0-0 4, Cousins 11-20 6-7 28, Evans 7-16 6-7 20, Thornton 3-12 4-5 12, Hickson 1-1 0-2 2, Hayes 1-2 0-0 2, Fredette 2-3 0-0 5, Garcia 0-1 0-0 0, I.Thomas 6-11 2-4 17, Outlaw 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 37-78 18-25 100. NEW ORLEANS (92) Ariza 5-11 1-2 11, Ayon 2-6 0-0 4, Okafor 6-14 7-7 19, Vasquez 6-9 7-8 20, Belinelli 6-14 4-4 18, Kaman 4-12 2-4 10, Johnson 0-3 0-0 0, L.Thomas 0-2 0-0 0, Aminu 1-3 0-0 2, Henry 4-7 0-1 8. Totals 34-81 21-26 92. Sacramento 20 19 30 31—100 New Orleans 29 23 26 14— 92 3-Point Goals-Sacramento 8-24 (I.Thomas 3-6, Salmons 2-5, Thornton 2-8, Fredette 1-2, Garcia 0-1, Evans 0-2), New Orleans 3-9 (Belinelli 2-5, Vasquez 1-2, Ariza 0-1, Johnson 0-1). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Sacramento 49 (Cousins 19), New Orleans 51 (Kaman 12). Assists-Sacramento 17 (I.Thomas 6), New Orleans 21 (Vasquez 9). Total Fouls-Sacramento 21, New Orleans 19. Technicals-Cousins, New Orleans defensive three second. A-13,222 (17,188).

Spurs 89, Grizzlies 84 MEMPHIS, TENN. — Tony Parker scored 21 points, and Tim Duncan added 19 points and 17 rebounds to lead San Antonio over Memphis. Duncan scored 13 of his points in the second half as the Spurs opened a nine-game road trip with a win. SAN ANTONIO (89) Jefferson 2-4 0-0 5, Duncan 9-14 1-1 19, Blair 2-4 1-2 5, Parker 8-18 5-9 21, Leonard 1-4 1-2 4, Neal 2-6 2-2 8, Bonner 3-5 0-0 8, Green 0-8 2-2 2, Splitter 6-7 2-3 14, Anderson 1-3 0-0 3. Totals 34-73 14-21 89. MEMPHIS (84) Gay 9-26 0-0 18, Speights 1-4 2-2 4, Gasol 8-15 6-6 22, Conley 5-12 8-10 19, Pondexter 0-2 0-0 0, Mayo 3-15 2-3 9, Cunningham 1-1 0-0 2, Pargo 2-5 0-0 5, Davis 2-3 0-0 5. Totals 31-83 18-21 84. San Antonio 26 26 15 22—89 Memphis 18 28 27 11—84 3-Point Goals-San Antonio 7-16 (Neal 2-3, Bonner 2-4, Leonard 1-2, Anderson 1-2, Jefferson 1-2, Green 0-3), Memphis 4-13 (Pargo 1-1, Conley 1-1, Davis 1-2, Mayo 1-5, Pondexter 0-1, Gay 0-3). Fouled Out-None. ReboundsSan Antonio 54 (Duncan 17), Memphis 47 (Gasol 9). Assists-San Antonio 15 (Parker 7), Memphis 15 (Conley 8). Total Fouls-San Antonio 19, Memphis 17. Technicals-San Antonio defensive three second 2. A-13,527 (18,119).

Rockets 99, Nuggets 90 DENVER — Luis Scola scored 25 points, and Houston handed injuryriddled Denver its third straight loss. The Nuggets not only lost for the fifth time in six games but they lost budding star forward Danilo Gallinari, who rolled his left ankle in the third quarter. X-rays revealed a chip fracture of the foot and he was scheduled for further tests today “for a definitive diagnosis,” the team said. HOUSTON (99) Parsons 1-2 0-0 2, Scola 10-20 5-7 25, Dalembert 1-2 0-0 2, Lowry 7-11 1-2 20, Martin 1-9 6-7 8, Lee 4-8 2-2 10, Patterson 2-8 0-0 4, Budinger 5-11 2-2 16, Dragic 3-5 2-2 9, Hill 0-2 0-0 0, Adrien 1-3 1-2 3. Totals 35-81 19-24 99. DENVER (90) Faried 2-4 2-4 6, Gallinari 4-9 6-7 14, Koufos 3-3 1-2 7, Lawson 5-14 2-3 13, Stone 1-5 0-0 2, Harrington 5-16 2-6 12, Miller 5-10 1-2 12, Fernandez 5-13 3-6 14, Andersen 4-4 2-3 10. Totals 34-78 19-33 90. Houston 26 21 26 26—99 Denver 28 17 26 19—90 3-Point Goals-Houston 10-19 (Lowry 5-6, Budinger 4-7, Dragic 1-1, Lee 0-1, Martin 0-4), Denver 3-22 (Miller 1-1, Lawson 1-5, Fernandez 1-7, Gallinari 0-2, Stone 0-3, Harrington 0-4). Fouled Out-Koufos. Rebounds-Houston 47 (Adrien 9), Denver 62 (Harrington 15). Assists-Houston 21 (Lowry 6), Denver 14 (Lawson 7). Total Fouls-Houston 28, Denver 25. Technicals-Houston defensive three second, Denver defensive three second. A-14,501 (19,155).

Bulls 108, Nets 87 NEWARK, N.J. — Carlos Boozer scored 24 points to lead Chicago to an easy victory over New Jersey. Luol Deng scored 19 points and C.J. Watson added 14 points and 10 assists in place of Derrick Rose. The reigning league MVP played less than 11 minutes in the first half Thunder 111, and the Bulls said at halfTrail Blazers 107, OT time that he would not PORTLAND, ORE. — Kevreturn because of back in Durant had 33 points, spasms. including a dunk with 2.9 CHICAGO (108) seconds left in overtime. Boozer 9-13 6-6 24, Deng 8-14 0-0 19, Clippers 107, Magic 102 Noah Russell Westbrook 1-5 7-7 9, Rose 2-3 0-0 4, Brewer ORLANDO, FLA. — Chris 5-11 0-1 12, Watson 5-10 2-2 14, Korver added 28 points and 11 re0-0 8, Gibson 4-7 3-4 11, Asik 1-3 0-1 Paul scored 29 points, in- 3-4 bounds for the Thunder. 2, Butler 1-1 0-0 2, Scalabrine 1-1 1-2 3, cluding 11 points in the Lucas 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 40-72 19-23 108. OKLAHOMA CITY (111) JERSEY (87) fourth quarter and over- NEW Durant 15-33 1-1 33, Ibaka 5-8 2-2 Sha.Williams 0-6 2-2 2, Humphries Perkins 3-7 0-1 6, Westbrook 10-24 time, and the Clippers 4-9 2-2 10, She.Williams 2-3 0-1 4, 12, 8-10 28, Cook 2-6 0-0 6, Harden 6-12 6-6 overcame a 15-point first- D.Williams 8-16 9-10 25, Bogans 3-5 0-1 19, Collison 0-0 2-2 2, Jackson 1-3 0-0 7, Farmar 5-14 0-0 11, J.Williams 2-5 4-6 half deficit and slipped by 8, Gaines 4-11 3-4 12, Petro 4-10 0-0 8. 3, Mohammed 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 43-95 19-22 111. Totals 32-79 20-26 87. Orlando. PORTLAND (107) Chicago 35 27 21 25—108 Wallace 2-9 0-0 4, Aldridge 14-28 11-11 Blake Griffin and New Jersey 14 23 27 23— 87 39, Camby 4-11 0-0 8, Crawford 6-18 3-3 3-Point Goals-Chicago 9-15 (Deng 3-5, Chauncey Billups each 17, Matthews 6-9 4-5 18, Batum 5-15 2-4 2-2, Watson 2-3, Brewer 2-4, added 18 points for the Korver 13, C.Smith 1-1 0-3 2, N.Smith 1-3 0-0 2, Rose 0-1), New Jersey 3-17 (Bogans 1-3, Thomas 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 41-97 20-26 107. Clippers. Farmar 1-3, Gaines 1-4, Sha.Williams Oklahoma City 29 31 25 18 8—111 0-3, D.Williams 0-4). Fouled Out-None. The Clippers have won Rebounds-Chicago 47 (Noah 12), New Portland 31 21 27 24 4—107 3-Point Goals-Oklahoma City 6-22 six of the last seven games Jersey 42 (Humphries 9). Assists- (Cook 2-5, Durant 2-8, Jackson 1-2, and snapped a nine-game Chicago 29 (Watson 11), New Jersey Harden 1-5, Westbrook 0-2), Portland (Farmar, D.Williams 5). Total Fouls5-20 (Matthews 2-5, Crawford 2-6, losing streak to the Magic. 19 Chicago 24, New Jersey 20. A-15,327 Batum 1-6, Aldridge 0-1, Wallace 0-2). But they may have lost (18,711). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Oklahoma City 67 (Ibaka 13), Portland 50 Billups for an extended (Camby 15). Assists-Oklahoma City 17 period after he slipped Kings 100, Hornets 92 (Westbrook 8), Portland 23 (Crawford NEW ORLEANS — De- 5). Total Fouls-Oklahoma City 27, and left in the fourth quar17. Technicals-Oklahoma ter because of a left Achil- Marcus Cousins had 28 Portland City defensive three second. A-20,559 points and 19 rebounds, (19,980). les injury.


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SCOREBOARD College Men

EAST Boston U. 81, Albany (NY) 78 Stony Brook 57, New Hampshire 48 Vermont 73, Maine 63 SOUTH Alcorn St. 57, Grambling St. 55 Belmont 94, Austin Peay 55 Davidson 76, Wofford 54 Delaware St. 77, Hampton 69 Elon 82, Appalachian St. 59 Florida A&M 87, NC A&T 77 Georgia Southern 64, Furman 57 Howard 54, Morgan St. 46 Jacksonville 74, Stetson 63 Louisville 80, UConn 59 MVSU 78, Alabama A&M 64 Mercer 54, ETSU 46 NC Central 81, Bethune-Cookman 79 Norfolk St. 72, Md.-Eastern Shore 60 North Florida 68, Florida Gulf Coast 62 SC State 74, Longwood 58 SC-Upstate 70, Kennesaw St. 58 Savannah St. 55, Texas A&M-CC 49 Southern U. 49, Jackson St. 44, OT MIDWEST Marquette 89, DePaul 76 SOUTHWEST Ark.-Pine Bluff 62, Alabama St. 61 Missouri 71, Oklahoma 68 Texas 70, Texas A&M 68 FAR WEST Montana 76, Idaho St. 40

College Women

EAST CCSU 67, St. Francis (NY) 51 Fairleigh Dickinson 74, Quinnipiac 65 LIU 50, Bryant 41 Marist 87, St. Peter’s 49 Monmouth (NJ) 70, Sacred Heart 50 Mount St. Mary’s 80, Robert Morris 75 St. Francis (Pa.) 85, Wagner 68 SOUTH Appalachian St. 50, Coll. of Charleston 41 Bethune-Cookman 63, NC Central 61 Charleston Southern 86, GardnerWebb 66 Coastal Carolina 74, UNC Asheville 58 Davidson 69, Georgia Southern 62 Duke 96, North Carolina 56 Elon 69, UNC-Greensboro 50 Florida A&M 68, NC A&T 63 Furman 75, Chattanooga 61 Grambling St. 66, Alcorn St. 58 Hampton 72, Delaware St. 33 Howard 64, Morgan St. 55 Liberty 73, High Point 65 MVSU 73, Alabama A&M 44 Maryland 64, Georgia Tech 56 Md.-Eastern Shore 62, Norfolk St. 58, OT Murray St. 66, Tennessee St. 56 Radford 64, Campbell 59 Savannah St. 53, Longwood 41 Southern U. 65, Jackson St. 60 Tennessee Tech 68, Austin Peay 65 UT-Martin 99, Jacksonville St. 67 Wofford 73, Samford 59 MIDWEST E. Illinois 64, E. Kentucky 51 IUPUI 64, Oakland 61 Morehead St. 73, SIU-Edwardsville 70 N. Dakota St. 74, S. Utah 56 Ohio St. 72, Wisconsin 58 S. Dakota St. 70, Oral Roberts 51 W. Illinois 81, IPFW 75 SOUTHWEST Alabama St. 68, Ark.-Pine Bluff 57 Baylor 81, Oklahoma 54 FAR WEST Idaho St. 54, Montana 48 Pepperdine 68, Loyola Marymount 59

AP Top 25

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 5, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. Kentucky (63) 23-1 1,623 1 2. Syracuse (2) 23-1 1,553 2 3. Ohio St. 20-3 1,493 3 4. Missouri 21-2 1,415 4 5. North Carolina 20-3 1,352 5 6. Baylor 21-2 1,318 6 7. Kansas 18-5 1,170 8 8. Florida 19-4 1,066 12 9. Murray St. 23-0 1,055 10 10. Duke 19-4 1,037 7 11. Michigan St. 18-5 1,032 9 12. Georgetown 18-4 919 14 13. San Diego St. 20-3 728 17 14. UNLV 21-4 702 11 15. Florida St. 16-6 694 21 16. Saint Mary’s (Cal) 22-2 635 18 17. Creighton 21-3 600 13 18. Marquette 19-5 469 15 19. Virginia 18-4 448 16 20. Mississippi St. 18-5 401 22 21. Wisconsin 18-6 384 19 22. Michigan 17-7 253 23 23. Indiana 18-6 227 20 24. Louisville 18-5 112 — 25. Harvard 20-2 105 — Others receiving votes: Notre Dame 83, Iowa St. 71, Southern Miss. 51, Temple 41, Gonzaga 35, Wichita St. 31, Long Beach St. 6, New Mexico 5, Kansas St. 3, Cleveland St. 2, Iona 2, Vanderbilt 2, BYU 1, Miami 1.

USA Today/ESPN Top 25

The top 25 teams in the USA TodayESPN men’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 5, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Kentucky (31) 23-1 775 1 2. Syracuse 23-1 740 2 3. Ohio State 20-3 715 3 4. Missouri 21-2 673 4 5. North Carolina 20-3 639 6 6. Baylor 21-2 635 6 7. Florida 19-4 536 11 7. Murray State 23-0 536 9 9. Duke 19-4 525 5 10. Kansas 18-5 480 8 11. Georgetown 18-4 454 14 12. Michigan State 18-5 444 10 13. Saint Mary’s 22-2 382 16 14. San Diego State 20-3 332 17 15. Creighton 21-3 316 12 16. UNLV 21-4 302 13 17. Florida State 16-6 247 24 18. Mississippi State 18-5 241 19 19. Marquette 19-5 239 15 20. Virginia 18-4 192 18 21. Harvard 20-2 153 23 22. Wisconsin 18-6 133 20 23. Indiana 18-6 93 20 23. Louisville 18-5 93 25 25. Michigan 17-7 79 22 Others receiving votes: Notre Dame 19, Gonzaga 14, New Mexico 13, Iowa State 10, Nevada 9, Southern Miss. 9, Long Beach State 8, UConn 6, Middle Tennessee 6, Temple 6, California 5, Vanderbilt 5, Wichita State 5, Saint Louis 2, VCU 2, Cleveland State 1, Drexel 1.

AP Men’s Top 25 Fared

Monday 1. Kentucky (23-1) did not play. Next: vs. No. 8 Florida, Tuesday. 2. Syracuse (23-1) did not play. Next: vs. No. 12 Georgetown, Wednesday. 3. Ohio State (20-3) did not play. Next: vs. Purdue, Tuesday. 4. Missouri (22-2) beat Oklahoma 71-68. Next: vs. No. 6 Baylor, Saturday. 5. North Carolina (20-3) did not play. Next: vs. No. 10 Duke, Wednesday. 6. Baylor (21-2) did not play. Next: vs. No. 7 Kansas, Wednesday. 7. Kansas (18-5) did not play. Next: at No. 6 Baylor, Wednesday. 8. Florida (19-4) did not play. Next: at No. 1 Kentucky, Tuesday. 9. Murray State (23-0) did not play. Next: vs. Tennessee State, Thursday. 10. Duke (19-4) did not play. Next: at No. 5 North Carolina, Wednesday. 11. Michigan State (18-5) did not play. Next: vs. Penn State, Wednesday. 12. Georgetown (18-4) did not play. Next: at No. 2 Syracuse, Wednesday. 13. San Diego State (20-3) did not play. Next: at No. 14 UNLV, Saturday.

14. UNLV (21-4) did not play. Next: vs. No. 13 San Diego State, Saturday. 15. Florida State (16-6) did not play. Next: at Boston College, Wednesday. 16. Saint Mary’s (Cal) (22-2) did not play. Next: at Gonzaga, Thursday. 17. Creighton (21-3) did not play. Next: at Evansville, Tuesday. 18. Marquette (19-5) beat DePaul 89-76. Next: vs. Cincinnati, Saturday. 19. Virginia (18-4) did not play. Next: vs. Wake Forest, Wednesday. 20. Mississippi State (18-5) did not play. Next: vs. Mississippi, Thursday. 21. Wisconsin (18-6) did not play. Next: at Minnesota, Thursday. 22. Michigan (17-7) did not play. Next: at Nebraska, Wednesday. 23. Indiana (18-6) did not play. Next: vs. Illinois, Thursday. 24. Louisville (19-5) beat UConn 80-59. Next: at West Virginia, Saturday. 25. Harvard (20-2) did not play. Next: at Pennsylvania, Friday.

AP Women’s Top 25

The top 25 teams in the The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 5, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. Baylor (40) 23-0 1,000 1 2. Notre Dame 23-1 960 2 3. UConn 21-2 917 3 4. Stanford 20-1 882 4 5. Duke 18-3 805 5 6. Miami 20-3 803 7 7. Kentucky 21-3 728 6 8. Maryland 19-3 709 9 9. Green Bay 20-0 659 10 10. Ohio St. 20-2 651 11 11. Tennessee 17-6 582 8 12. Delaware 20-1 556 12 13. Nebraska 19-3 507 16 14. Georgetown 18-5 444 17 15. Texas A&M 16-5 417 18 16. Purdue 19-5 385 15 17. Rutgers 17-6 334 13 18. Penn St. 18-5 307 19 19. Gonzaga 21-3 268 20 20. Louisville 17-6 217 14 21. Georgia 18-6 207 21 22. Georgia Tech 17-6 128 24 22. North Carolina 17-5 128 23 24. South Carolina 18-5 123 — 25. St. Bonaventure 22-2 82 — Others receiving votes: DePaul 38, BYU 28, California 25, Texas Tech 24, Oklahoma 18, Arkansas 14, Princeton 12, St. John’s 12, Florida Gulf Coast 8, Kansas St. 7, UTEP 7, Fresno St. 6, Bowling Green 1, West Virginia 1.

High School

JV Boys Friday at Free State FREE STATE 60, SHAWNEE MISSION NORTH 38 Free State scoring: Weston Hack 14, Brock Edwards 8, Blake Winslow 8, Joe Dineen 7, Reshawn Caro 6, Seth Maples 3, Wilson Hack 2, Cody Scott 2, Keith Loneker 2. Free State record: 8-4. Next for Free State: Today at Leavenworth, 5:30 p.m. Sophomore Boys Free State 97, Leavenworth 44 Monday at Leavenworth Record: 14-0. Next: Friday at Olathe South, 4 p.m. Freshmen boys Monday at Leavenworth Free State 57, Leavenworth 54 FSHS scoring: Keegan McKinney 16, Spencer Grob 10, Scott Frantz 8, Justin Narcomey 6, Joel Spain 5, Jack Raney 4, Cole Stallard 4, Alex Cateforis 2, Kalim Dowdell 2. Record: 11-3. Next: Friday at Olathe South. Freshman Girls Free State 32, Leavenworth 14 Monday at Leavenworth Highlights: Kyia Haas 10, Lexi Kimball 11, Lindsey Wethington 4, Karen Campbell 3, Sydney Buller 4. Record: 7-7. Next: Friday at Olathe South. SM West 28, Lawrence 25 Monday at Lawrence C Team: SM West 39, LHS 31 (OT). Sophomore Girls Free State 42, Leavenworth 24 Monday at Leavenworth Highlights: Kyra Haas 7, Allyson Hertig 5, Lakeisha Wilson 3, Cecily McCoy 10, Kendra Haynes 10, Alex Walker 7. Record: 6-9. Next: Friday at Olathe South. Sunflower League Boys League Overall W L W L PF SM South 6 0 12 2 741 Olathe NW 5 0 13 1 831 Leavenworth 4 1 11 3 868 Olathe East 4 1 10 4 792 Olathe South 3 2 9 5 719 SM East 3 2 8 6 725 Lawrence 2 3 8 6 745 Free State 2 3 5 9 730 SM West 2 4 6 8 702 SM Northwest 1 5 4 10 641 SM North 0 6 4 10 720 Olathe North 0 5 2 12 648 Tuesday’s Games Olathe Northwest at SM North SM South at Olathe East Free State at Leavenworth SM East at Olathe South SM West at Lawrence Olathe North at SM Northwest

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Middle School

Southwest 50, Liberty Memorial Central 36 Monday at Southwest SW highlights: Parker Kirkpatrick 16 points; Price Morgan 9 points, 5 rebounds; Zavion King 8 points; Nate Goertzen 5 points; Braxton Olson 4 points; Mikey Corbett 4 points; Israel Lumpkins 2 points; Parker Tietjen 2 points. Record: 8-1. Next for Southwest: Washburn Rural, Thursday at home.

Remaining Free Agents

New York (AP) — The 42 remaining free agents: AMERICAN LEAGUE BALTIMORE (1) — Vladimir Guerrero, dh. BOSTON (3) — J.D. Drew, of; Jason Varitek, c; Tim Wakefield, rhp. CHICAGO (1) — Ramon Castro, c. CLEVELAND (1) — Kosuke Fukudome, of. DETROIT (1\) — Magglio Ordonez, of. KANSAS CITY (2) — Jeff Francis, lhp; Jason Kendall, c. LOS ANGELES (2) — Russell Branyan, 3b; Horacio Ramirez, lhp. NEW YORK (5) — Luis Ayala, rhp; Eric Chavez, 3b; Damaso Marte, lhp; Sergio Mitre, rhp; Jorge Posada, dh. OAKLAND (2) — Rich Harden, rhp; Hideki Matsui, of. SEATTLE (1) — Jamey Wright, rhp. TAMPA BAY (1) — Johnny Damon, of. TEXAS (2) — Mike Gonzalez, lhp; Brandon Webb, rhp. NATIONAL LEAGUE ARIZONA (1) — Xavier Nady, of. ATLANTA (1) — Scott Linebrink, rhp. CHICAGO (1) — Ramon Ortiz, rhp. CINCINNATI (1) — Edgar Renteria, ss. LOS ANGELES (2) — Jon Garland, rhp; Aaron Miles, 2b. MIAMI (1) — Javy Vazquez, rhp. MILWAUKEE (1) — Craig Counsell, 2b. NEW YORK (2) — Jason Isringhausen, rhp; Chris Young, rhp. PHILADELPHIA (3) — Ross Gload, of; Raul Ibanez, of; Roy Oswalt, rhp. PITTSBURGH (2) — Derrek Lee 1b; Ryan Ludwick, of. ST. LOUIS (1) — Arthur Rhodes, lhp.

SAN FRANCISCO (3) — Pat Burrell, of; Orlando Cabrera, ss; Guillermo Mota, rhp. WASHINGTON (1) — Ivan Rodriguez, c.

BASEBALL Major League Baseball MLB-Suspended Seattle C Christian Carmichael (Clinton-MWL) 50 games for testing positive for Methylhexaneamine under the minor league drug prevention and treatment program. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES-Traded RHP Jeremy Guthrie to Colorado for RHP Jason Hammel and RHP Matt Lindstrom. Designated LHP Clay Rapada for assignment. BOSTON RED SOX-Sent RHP Scott Atchison outright to Pawtucket (IL). SEATTLE MARINERS-Agreed to terms with RHP Shawn Camp and LHP Hong-Chih Kuo on one-year contracts. Designated OF Mike Wilson and C Chris Gimenez for assignment. TEXAS RANGERS-Agreed to terms with LHP Joe Beimel and 1B-OF Conor Jackson on minor league contracts. National League CHICAGO CUBS-Claimed INF Adrian Cardenas off waivers from Oakland (AL). Designated INF Blake DeWitt for assignment. COLORADO ROCKIES-Agreed to terms with RHP Jeremy Guthrie on a one-year contract. HOUSTON ASTROS-Agreed to terms with OF Justin Ruggiano on a minor league contract. LOS ANGELES DODGERS-Designated Russell Mitchell for assignment. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS-Agreed to terms with INF Alex Cora on a minor league contract. WASHINGTON NATIONALS-Agreed to terms with OF Rick Ankiel and INF-OF Mark Teahen on minor league contracts. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA-Suspended Minnesota F Kevin Love two games for driving his foot into the upper body and face of Houston’s Luis Scola as Scola was lying on the floor during a Feb. 4 game. Suspended Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike Brown one game and fined him $25,000 for making contact with a game official and failing to leave the court in a timely manner following his ejection during a Feb. 4 game at Utah. CLEVELAND CAVALIERS-Waived G Mychel Thompson. OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER-Recalled F Ryan Reid from Tulsa (NBADL). Women’s National Basketball Association SEATTLE STORM-Signed C Ann Wauters. CHICAGO SKY-Signed C Ruth Riley. CYCLING COURT OF ARBITRATION-Stripped Alberto Contador of his 2010 Tour de France title and banned him for two years after rejecting his appeal of a positive test for clenbuterol. FOOTBALL National Football League KANSAS CITY CHIEFS-Named Brian Daboll offensive coordinator. OAKLAND RAIDERS-Named Jason Tarver defensive coordinator. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL-Fined Colorado F Chuck Kobasew $2,500 for tripping Vancouver D Dan Hamhuis after Hamhuis touched the puck on an icing call in a Feb. 4 game. CAROLINA HURRICANES-Reassigned F Riley Nash to Charlotte (AHL). MINNESOTA WILD-Signed D Nate Prosser to a two-year contract extension. MONTREAL CANADIENS-Assigned RW Ryan White to Hamilton (AHL) for conditioning. Returned RW Aaron Palushaj to Hamilton. NEW YORK ISLANDERS-Recalled D Aaron Ness from Bridgeport (AHL) on an emergency basis. SOCCER Major League Soccer D.C. UNITED-Signed M Marcelo Saragosa. Acquired allocation money from Portland for an international roster spot. NEW YORK RED BULLS-Signed GP Ryan Meara. COLLEGE PAC-12 CONFERENCE-Extended the contract of commissioner Larry Scott through 2016. ALABAMA-Suspended junior basketball F Tony Mitchell indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team. LOUISVILLE-Promoted Shawn Watson to offensive coordinator. Named Sherrone Moore tight ends coach, and offensive line coach Dave Borberly running game coordinator. NEVADA-Promoted safeties coach Mike Bradeson to defensive coordinator. Announced running backs coach Casey Moore will not return to the program. RICE-Promoted cornerbacks coach Chris Thurmond to defensive coordinator; and linebackers and special teams coordinator Darrell Patterson to assistant head coach. Named Larry Hoefer safeties coach and David Sloan tight ends coach. Announced offensive coordinator John Reagan will switch from coaching tight ends to running backs. TULSA-Named Calvin Thibodeaux defensive tackles coach. WISCONSIN-Named Eddie Faulkner tight ends coach.

High School

Turner Invitational Monday at Ranch Bowl Kansas City, Kan. Boys Varsity Team results: 1. Kansas City Turner, 2609; 2. Olathe North, 2602; 3. SM North, 2580; 4. SM Northwest, 2466; 5. Free State, 2340; 6. Bishop Miege, 2189. Top individuals: 1. Ty Marah, SM North, 709; 2. Clarence Goodwin, Turner, 701; 3. Kenny Kent, Olathe North, 701; 4. Nathan Arnold, SM North, 690; 5. Chance Rivera, Turner, 672. Free State individuals: 8. Jordan Jump, 625; 15. Kyle Hall, 594; 18. Nate Fiester 575; 27. Briggs Fish 515; 31. Chase Taylor, 478; 36. Curtis Zicker 389. Junior Varsity Team results: 1. Olathe North 2241, 2. SM Northwest 2190, 3. Bishop Miege 1941, 4. SM North 1854, 5. Free State 1842, 6. Turner 1799. Top individuals: 1. Frank Sbisa, Olathe North, 622; 2. Justin Kos, Turner, 595; 3. Gerald Belluchi, SM Northwest, 579; 4. Michtell Jinks, SM Northwest 548; 5. Travis Sixta, Olathe North, 546. Free State individuals: 11. Steven Thau, 484; 16. Brandon Givens, 467; 18. Nick Crawford, 457; 22. Daniel Woods, 434; 33. Tyrease Richards, 322.

High School

Sunflower League JV Tournament Saturday 113 — Tim Thongone, 2nd. 113 — Jhon Jacobs, 1st. 126 — Cy Burghart, 4th. 126 — Zach Sarmiento, 3rd. 132 — Sean McCoy, 2nd. 138 — Adam Ramos, 1st. 145 — Jacob Von Feldt, 1st. 145 — Josh Song, 4th. 152 — Isaias Rojo, 1st. 152 — Akram Laytimi, 2nd. 160 — Stevin Hays, 5th. 220 — Malik Davis, 1st. 285 — Ethan Mireles, 4th.

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GIANTS RUNNING BACK AHMAD BRADSHAW, BOTTOM RIGHT, SCORES a touchdown against New England linebacker Brandon Spikes. The TD proved decisive in the Giants’ 21-17 victory in the Super Bowl on Sunday in Indianapolis.

Belichick: Giving up TD gave Pats best chance INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bill Belichick gave clear instructions to his defensive unit: Let the runner score. Playing the odds and inviting critics, the calculating coach of the New England Patriots told his players to get out of the way, open a wide path for Ahmad Bradshaw and give Tom Brady a chance to win the Super Bowl in the final 57 seconds. Unusual? Certainly. Crazy? Not at all. The strategy failed and the New York Giants won 21-17 on Sunday night. But Belichick was certain it gave the Patriots their best opportunity. They led 17-15 with 1:04 left but had just one timeout as New York faced a second down only 6 yards from the goal line. If the Patriots tackled Bradshaw, the clock would keep running if they didn’t use the timeout. If they did use it, the Giants could let the clock run after the next play, leaving precious few seconds with Lawrence Tynes setting up for a chip-shot field goal. A field goal, Belichick said Monday, that had a “well over 90 percent success rate” from that distance. And that strategy was used, although it also failed, in the 1998 Super Bowl by Green Bay Packers coach Mike Holmgren against the Denver Broncos. Still, it went against the competitive nature of defensive players, whose job it is to keep opponents out of the end zone, and runners, whose goal it is to get there. “It killed me,” said linebacker Brandon Spikes, a hard-hitting linebacker who simply stepped aside. “When the call came in to let them score, I was kind of like, ‘What? I’m here to do my job and it’s my job to play defense and let them score?’ It was tough. It definitely was tough.” Bradshaw also had to fight off his instincts. As he approached the goal line, he tried to stop, like someone trying to avoid losing his balance. But his momentum carried him across the goal line, falling backward, even as game MVP Eli Manning yelled at him to go down. “I tried,” Bradshaw said,

Belichick “but I couldn’t do it.” So it was 21-17 and Brady had those 57 seconds to score a touchdown. He had done it many times before. Starting at his 20, he threw two incompletions and then was sacked. But on fourth down, he connected with Deion Branch for 19 yards and a first down at the 33. Then he hooked up with Aaron Hernandez for 11 yards to the 44 before spiking the ball. The Giants then drew a 5-yard penalty, moving the ball to the Patriots 49. Still a chance, however slim. With nine seconds left, Brady threw an incompletion to Branch. With five seconds left, there was just one option — a desperation pass into a crowd in the end zone. It got there but, with tight ends Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski nearby, it dropped to the ground and the Patriots championship chances — and the clock — fell to zero. Belichick’s strategy, sound though it might have been, didn’t work out. “He made a good decision,” Brady said. “We left ourselves with a little bit of time.” Early this season, the Patriots lost to the Buffalo Bills 34-31 in the third game when they couldn’t get the ball back. The Bills appeared to score with 1:43 left on a 39-yard pass play from Ryan Fitzpatrick to Fred Jackson. But the ruling that Jackson crossed the goal line was reversed after replay and Buffalo got the ball at the 1. Fitzpat-

rick kept kneeling on every play until Rian Lindell kicked a winning 28-yard field goal as time expired. Belichick’s clear-theway order was similar to Holmgren’s decision in the 1998 Super Bowl. The score was tied at 24 when he let Terrell Davis score on a 1-yard run with 1:45 left rather than allow the Broncos to run down the clock for a short field goal attempt. Brett Favre then led the Packers from their 30 to the Broncos 31. But after three straight incompletions, Denver regained possession with 28 seconds to go and John Elway kneeled down to end the game. More recently, the New York Jets had no timeouts and tried to let Jacksonville’s Maurice JonesDrew score on Nov. 15, 2009. But he stopped at the 1 after a 9-yard gain with about 1 1-2 minutes left. “I was looking for someone to tackle me,” he said. David Garrard took a knee on the next two plays and Josh Scobee kicked a 21-yard field goal that gave the Jaguars a 24-22 victory. Jones-Drew’s play reminded Garrard of when Philadelphia’s Brian Westbrook also took a knee at the 1 to seal a late-season win over Dallas in 2007. But the Super Bowl decision by Belichick is likely to linger the longest as sports fans debate its wisdom over the years. At least one person with a rooting interest, Giants running back Brandon Jacobs, knew it wouldn’t work. “I respect Tom Brady and the New England Patriots,” he said. “He does a great job with the guys he has. But if that was Drew Brees or Aaron Rodgers on the other side, with those big play outfits, 57 seconds would have been plenty enough time for those guys.” The Patriots’ passes, he said, are much shorter. “They needed a helluva lot more than 57 seconds to be able to win the football game,” Jacobs said. “So I wasn’t worried at all.” But what choice did they have? “It was better than not having a chance at all,” Brady said.

Super Bowl sets viewership record NEW YORK (AP) — For the third consecutive year, the Super Bowl set a record as the mostwatched television show in U.S. history. The Nielsen Co. said Monday that an estimated 111.3 million people watched the New York Giants beat the New England Patriots on Sunday night. That narrowly beat the 111 million who watched Green Bay’s win over Pittsburgh last year.

NBC was blessed by a competitive game between two teams that played in one of the Super Bowl’s most memorable contests four years ago, with one of them representing the largest media market in the country. The game wasn’t over until Tom Brady’s lastsecond heave into the end zone dropped onto the turf. That play itself had the biggest audience of

any play in the game, according to the digital video recorder maker Tivo. Nielsen said 117.7 million people were watching during the last half hour of the game. The last two Super Bowls, along with the 2010 game between New Orleans and Indianapolis and the finale of “M-AS-H” in 1983, are the only programs to exceed 100 million viewers in U.S. television history.


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Kaw Valley Greenhouses is bringing a Garden Center to Lawrence and is looking for two store Supervisors. Seasonal positions working late March-late June. 32-45 hours a week positions working outdoors. Both must be able to run cash register, put up merchandise, water plants & work with customers. Day supervisor must be available from 8am to 3:45pm, able to schedule, lead and train staff of 5-9 people, position pays $10.50/hr. Evening supervisor must be available from 3:00pm to 7:30pm M-Sat and 10am to 6pm on Sundays, able to complete daily bookkeeping, sales reporting and bank deposits, position pays $10.50/hr. For more information and online application visit kawvalleygreenhouses.com or contact 800-235-3945.

Health Care

General

CUSTODIAL WORKERS • Thurs. - Mon. 2PM - 10:30 PM $9.51 - $10.65 • Sat. - Wed. 6AM - 2:30PM $9.51 - $10.65 Job description at:

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www.union.ku.edu/hr Applications available: Human Resources Office 3rd Floor, Kansas Union 1301 Jayhawk Blvd. Lawrence, KS 66045 EOE

Health Care BUSINESS OFFICE MANAGER

Wellsville Retirement Community has a fabulous opportunity for the PERFECT person. Must have a financial background and LIKE numbers. Prefer experience with Medicare and Medicaid but willing to train the right person. Apply online: www.wellsvillerc.com or stop by 304 W. 7th St. Wellsville

CNA or CMA - FT/PT

Vintage Park at Baldwin City Assisted Living Community

For details please call Amy 785-594-4255

Coding and Billing Specialist Family Medicine Associates in Lawrence has an immediate opening for a coding and billing specialist. Ideal candidates must be certified and experienced medical coders. Please send resume and salary expectations to: ksfamilymed@sunflower.com

LPN - Full Time

Vintage Park at Baldwin City Assisted Living Community

For details please call Amy 785-594-4255

WEB DESIGNER

Refer to job description at: www.union.ku.edu/hr for complete listing of required knowledge, abilities, skills and minimum qualifications for this salaried position. Starting salary $37,128 to $44,174 plus excellent benefits. Please send Employment Application, resume & the names, addresses & phone numbers of 3 professional references to the: Human Resources Office KU Memorial Union 1301 Jayhawk Blvd. Lawrence, KS 66045 EOE

Technical Service Representative

Exciting Opportunities are available at Community Living Opportunities (CLO), an agency providing community services and supports for people with Developmental Disabilities. We are accepting applications for a full-time Home Coach for Douglas County. This position is responsible for the overall supervision of multiple living arrangements for adults with MR/DD in community-based homes. Successful candidates will have prior experience serving persons with MR/ DD, strong supervisory skills, and excellent communication and organizational skills. Bachelor’s degree in psychology, human development or a related field is preferred. If you are interested in excellent benefits, a competitive salary, flexible hours and a team environment reply with a resume and cover letter to: Employment Recruiter 2125 Delaware Lawrence, KS 66046 Apply online at:

Maintenance Alvamar Maintenance is accepting applications for various seasonal Groundskeeping positions beginning Feb-May. The position will assist in the daily maintenance & preparation of the golf course. The position requires continuous manual labor which includes lifting an average of 50 lbs. $7.25-$8.00 per hour with golf privileges. Experience preferred but not required. Apply in person at 2021 Crossgate Drive, Lawrence, Kansas.

We offer a competitive salary plus a full benefit package including health and dental, life insurance, 401k, Company Wellness Program, on-site fitness center, 9 paid holidays, and vacation pay. Please apply and bring your resume to: The Lawrence Paper Company, Personnel Office 2901 Lakeview Road Lawrence, KS from 7am - 3pm, Mon. - Fri. 785-843-8111 ext. 584 You can also email your resume to: resumes@lpco.net EOE

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Director The Lawrence Paper Company, an established leader Seeking enthusiastic indiin the packaging industry, vidual to provide excellent is seeking a dynamic, detail customer service and ororiented, self-starter to join ganize resident functions. the Technical Service team. Part time position with The Technical Service Rep- flexible hours. Must have resentative (TSR) will work afternoon, evening, and on projects assigned by the weekend availability. TSR Manager. The qualified Apply online at: applicant will initiate samwww.firstmanagementinc.com ple requests to the design or email to: department, initiate new jobs@firstmanagementinc.com design specs, and conduct preproduction reviews. The TSR will create cost estimates from information supplied by the sales team. As part of the estimating process, the TSR will use an AS400 based computer data system to aid in the accurate development of the estimate. Additionally the TSR will create print instruc- Apartments tions, requisition printing Unfurnished plates and cutting dies, as well as enter production 1BR, 1/2 block to KU, reorders. Typically, the TSR served parking, $525. GAS & will initiate communication WATER PAID. 785-842-7644 with the Design Depart- www.gagemgmt.com ment, the Die Shop, the Crossgate Casita’s Sale’s Team, manufacturing, purchasing and the New 1BR - $540/mo. Open Mon.-Sat. Noon-4pm, 2451 Customer Service group. Desired Qualifications in- Crossgate Dr. 785-760-7899 clude: Basic math and English skills, working knowl- 1BR, 1 bath, 870 sq. ft., Luxedge of spreadsheets and urious Apt. Villas. Fully have granite word processing, well devel- equipped, oped verbal and written countertops & 1 car covered parking. Now leasing! communication skills, ability to work with minimal super- 430 Eisenhower Dr., Shown vision, demonstrated ability by appt. 785-842-1524. www.mallardproperties to understand specs, drawlawrence.com ings, and other technical information. College degree Cedarwood Apts preferred but not required. Software used: Excel, Microsoft Word, Lotus Notes, Webcnx, Impact, Photoshop

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Mathematical Statistician The Department of Veterans Affairs-Health Resource Center in Topeka, KS has an opening for a Mathematical Statistician GS-1529-05/07/09. The primary purpose of this position is to act as a business intelligence (BI) & data/information analyst. The incumbent will oversee the data warehouse development, adoption of BI and reporting tools and the delivery of self-service reporting and analytic solutions for the organization. The incumbent will be responsible for the preparation of quantitative and qualitative analyses and research studies to include a wide array of benefits and health care related issues. The incumbent is responsible for the selection of statistical techniques, report formats, validity of data and accuracy of results. The Mathematical Statistician assists in the interpretation, analysis, evaluation and internal presentation of study results. Salary range is from $31,315 to $61,678 commiserate with applicable education and experience as listed in the vacancy announcement. You must be a US citizen. The VA offers excellent benefits including competitive salary, 10 paid holidays, excellent leave programs, life and health insurance, and a tax-deferred retirement program. Applications must be received by closing date listed in the vacancy announcement. Please refer to: www.usajobs.gov Announcement #VZ-12-TDC-594574for additional information.

REAL ESTATE SALES SPECIALIST Advertise Events, Services, Gifts in our eye-catching Special Section Thru February For 1 column ad, up to 1.5 inches tall Includes color graphics, print & online

Cost: 1 week for $30 2 weeks for $55 3 weeks for $80 4 weeks for $100 Email: classifieds@ljworld.com Call 785-832-2222

The World Company seeks an individual who has a proven track record of successful cold calling and building immediate relationships to sell across print and digital platforms. Specialist will provide advertising and marketing solutions with new and innovative approaches to real estate segments in Lawrence, Kansas and surrounding communities. We are looking for winners who are driven to succeed and possess a proven track record of consistently exceeding sales quotas and a timeless work ethic. As a Real Estate Sales Specialist some of what you would be doing includes: • Develop and maintain partnerships with new and existing customers such as real estate firms, apartment communities and property management companies in the multifamily industry; • Initiate creative solutions to grow print and online revenue for our real estate clients; • Develop new sales leads to expand the existing market and make follow up sales and customer service calls; • Prepare timely and accurate sales materials and/or research to present solutions to new and existing clients and demonstrate to them how to promote their products and services to support new revenue streams; • Obtain and study information about clients’ products, needs, problems, advertising history and business practices to offer effective sales presentations and appropriate product assistance; • Present to clients appropriate research, contract status, and analytical reports to validate their buying decisions; • Maintain knowledge of market data, competitive activity, advertising rates, pertinent new items and company policies; • Provide exemplary customer service to your client list and take care of all of their billing, tearsheet, creative and informational needs; and • Consistently meet sales goals for accounts on your list and for new business. Ideal candidates will have experience in sales, marketing and/or advertising; online media sales experience; remarkable communication skills; enjoy networking; effective time management and interpersonal skills; demonstrated success with prospecting and cold calling; self-motivated; entrepreneurial spirit; strong presentation and closing skills; proficient in Microsoft Office applications; and a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation with proof of auto insurance, and a clean driving record. The World Company offers a competitive salary and commissions with an excellent benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, 401k, tuition reimbursement, paid time off and more! Background check, pre-employment drug screen and physical lift assessment required. To apply submit a cover letter and resume to hrapplications@ljworld.com. EOE


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Townhomes Use Tax Refund to Invest in a Co-op

1, 2, & 3BR townhomes avail. in Cooperative. Units starting at $412 - $485/mo. Water, trash, sewer paid. FIRST MONTH FREE! Back patio, CA, hard wood floors, full bsmt., stove, refrig., W/D hookup, garbage disposal, Reserved parking. On site management & maintenance. 24 hr. emergency maintenance. Membership & Equity Fee Required. 785-842-2545 (Equal Housing Opportunity) www.pinetreetownhouses.com

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PARKWAY 4000

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2+BR - 3054 W. 7th, 2nd floor, 2BRs from $600 - $800/mo. newly remodeled, 2 bath, 2 West side or close to KU. car, FP, CA, W/D hookup. 785-832-8728 / 785-331-5360 $750. No pets. 785-841-5797 www.lawrencepm.com

Parkway Properties

Lg. 2BR Apts. with on-site laundry, on bus route. $500/mo. $300 deposit.

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2BR starting at $525 W/D included. Pool

The Woods of Old West Lawrence 785-841-4935 2BR — 909 Missouri or 1305 Kentucky, in 4-plex. Have CA & DW. No pets. $450/ month. Call 785-841-5797 2BR, 1310 Kentucky. CA, DW, laundry. Close to KU. $550/ mo. One Month FREE. $200 Deposit. Call 785-842-7644

ASHBURY TOWNHOMES

Four Wheel Drive Townhomes

2859 Four Wheel Drive Amazing 2BR, tranquil intimate setting, free standing townhome w/ courtyard, cathedral ceilings, skylights, & W/D. Most residents professionals. Pets ok. Water & trash pd. $750/mo. 785-842-5227 www.villa26lawrence.com

Mobile Homes

Country Home - 3BR, 2 bath $950/month includes internet, water, & propane Call 785-766-1017

Call NOW 785-842-1322

3BR Townhomes Avail.

OWNER WILL FINANCE 3BR, 2 bath, CH/CA, appls., shed, clean, move in ready! Lawrence 816-830-2152

Adam Ave. 2 bath, 2 car, 1,700 sq. ft., some with fenced yards, $995/mo. Pets okay with paid pet deposit.

6 acres with 4 Martin Bldgs. & 2 large barns near Big Springs/Hwy 40. Includes utilities. 785-554-9663

Antiques

KIPP’S TREASURES

423B E 4th Street Tonganoxie, KS 66086 913-704-5037 Antiques, Collectibles, Glass, Furniture, Treasures

Appliances Freezer, 8.8 cubit ft. freezer, brand new, upright, $250. 913-262-5017 Frigidaire Fridge, 20” freezer on top. Black, with stainless steel doors. Works perfect! Normal wear and tear, but still good condition. Asking $100. 785-218-8528

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• 3 Bedroom, 2 bath • 2 car garage w/opener • W/D hookups • Maintenance free 785-832-0555, 785-766-2722

STEEL BUILDINGS -Save Thousands on 2011 Closeouts!! Limited availability, 20x30, 30x40, others. Save $$$, buy now for spring. Discounted shipping. Display savings also! Call 866-352-0469

Computer-Camera Camera, Pentax ZX-50 35mm auto focus camera body with flash, 35-80mm zoom lens (F/4-5.6) and a 80-210mm zoom lens (F/4.5-5.6) for $99. Call Dan, 785-841-5423

Firewood-Stoves

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Church Pews (2) - 16 feet long, Padded. Excellent Condition You Haul them. Call 785-843-0442 Computer Desk, $15, Please call for more information, 785-979-0859

Buick 2007 Lacrosse CXL, ABS, traction control, remote start Chrome Tech alloy wheels, On Star, very sharp and only $10,850.00 stk#304751 Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Buick 2002 LeSabre Custom, 73k, White Lifetime Engine Warranty Apply On-Line At www.academycars.com 785-841-0102

Buick 2003 Regal LS, leather, power equip, 3.8 V6, very dependable, alloy wheels, nice car! Stk#142161 only $7,750. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

625 Folks Rd • 785-832-8200

Sport Dog Training Collar, with transmitter. Complete kit, $85. Please call 785-550-7529

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Studios — 2400 Alabama, all elect., plenty of parking, AC, laundry. $390, water/cable paid. No pets. 785-841-5797

Office Space Office Space Available

at 5040 Bob Billings Pkwy.

785-841-4785

Pets Weimaraners for sale. $250. 2 left. Please call 785-841-1549 after 5 PM.

Cars-Imports

Chrysler 2010 300 Touring Inferno Red, 36K Enjoy a “Fear Free” Car Buying Experience at www.academycars.com 785-841-0102

Nissan 2007 Versa S, power equip, like new, choose from two starting at only $12,762. stk# 14043. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Hyundai 2006 Sonata GLS, 1owner, V6, FWD, Lthr, Moon, Heatd. Seats, CD, Trac. Control, 117k $9,900 View pictures at www.theselectionautos.com 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049

Kia 2008 Spectra EX. ONE owner, NO accident, very clean four door automatic. Still has factory warranty! 32 MPG highway and side airbags. Lot of car for under $10k. See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles rueschhoffautos.com 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7

Dodge 2007 Magnum Stone White, 57K. Love Your Car! www.academycars.com 785-841-0102

Nissan 2010 Versa 1.8 S 30K, Brilliant Silver etallic, Swear By Your Car, Not At It! www.academycars.com 785-841-0102

Hyundai 2006 Sonata GLS. Nicely equipped with tinted windows, chrome wheels, side air bags, Moonroof, Mach DSP Audio and more. Popular Pewter Gray color. Super midsize sedan on sale now. Under $8000. Rueschhoff Automobiles rueschhoffautos.com 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7

Jaguar 2007 X-Type All Wheel Drive. Local car, extremely clean and well equipped. Cream leather interior with heated seats. Traded in on newer Jaguar. Beautiful Dark Chili Red, like new condition. Great price! See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles rueschhoffautos.com 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/ /7

Dale Willey Automotive 2840 Iowa Street (785) 843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Cadillac 2004 CTS loaded up with sunroof, leather heated memory seats, alloy wheels, and more. Very affordable luxury at only $10,500. stk#379351 . Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Don’t see what you want? Give us a call and we can help you find it! Dale Willey Automotive, just ask for Doug at 785-843-5200 2840 Iowa St. Lawrence. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

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Nissan 2008 350Z Nismo, 6sp, one owner, very sharp! You have got to see this one, come on in for a test drive! Stk#564932 . Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com Rueschhoff Automobiles rueschhoffautos.com 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7

Saab 2006 9.5, 4Dr wagon 2.3T Sport SUV Black, 76K, $12,900. View pictures at www.theselectionautos.com 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049

Chevrolet 2010 Malibu’s 32 mpg hwy, nicely equip’d. Like new throughout with remainder of 5yr/100,000 mile factory warranty. 2 available price as low as $13,841. 1.9% apr financing available. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Mazda 2007 RX8 sunroof, leather heated seats, alloy wheels, spoiler, Bose sound, and much more, stk#564932 only $15,888. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Ford 1998 Mustang Cobra Convertible SVT, leather, power seat, premium alloy wheels, very sharp and low miles! Stk#376431 only $10,888 Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Ford 2008 Mustang GT this is one hot ride! Leather heated seats, Shaker sound system, local trade, very nice! Stk#58041A2 only $16,654. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Ford 2008 Taurus Limited AWD one owner, only 14k miles, leather heated seats, alloy wheels, steering wheel controls, home link, very nice! Stk#343681 only $18,855. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Great Selection of cash cars under $3000 100% GUARANTEED APPROVAL FINANCING Conventional Financing APPLY ONLINE www.danddautosonline.com IT’S EASY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! D and D Auto Sales 1111 N. Kansas Ave. 785-233-8270 Topeka, KS 66608

Smart 2009 For Two Passion. Local one-owner car with only 10K miles! Previous owner moved to asisted living. Beautiful blue and silver. Panorama glass roof, automatic, and very clean. A rare low mile find. Tremendous gas mileage! See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles rueschhoffautos.com 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-61 100 24/7

Subaru 2006 Outback 2.5L Wagon, AWD, Leather, Moon, Heated. Seats, Alloy, CD, 75k, $15,900 View pictures at www.theselectionautos.com 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049

Chevy 2002 Impala LS, FWD, Auto, Moon, Spoiler, CD, Cloth, PW, PL, 168k $5900 View pictures at www.theselectionautos.com 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049

GMC 2009 Acadia SLT, sunroof, abs, remote start, alloy wheels, On Star, Bose sound, very nice! Stk#490711 only $27,884. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Honda 2009 Accord EX 52K, Alabaster Silver Love Your Car! Apply On-Line At www.academycars.com 785-841-0102

Ford 2009 Taurus SEL 56K, Dark Ink Blue Swear By Your Car, Not At It! Apply On-Line At www.academycars.com 785-841-0102

GET YOUR CAR COVERED From the tires to the roof from Bumper to Bumper. 0% FINANCING AVAILABLE on all service contracts. NO CREDIT CHECKS! CALL FOR DETAILS. 785-843-5200 ASK FOR ALLEN

Saturn 2008 Astra XR 45K, Arctic White Get a “For The People Credit Approval” From The “Dealer For The People” www.academycars.com 785-841-0102

Audi 2004 TT Quattro, Cpe, AWD, Bose 6disc, Lthr, 17” Alloy, PW, PL, Trac. Control, 123k, $12,900 View pictures at www.theselectionautos.com 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049 Cadillac 2007 DTS very nice, very luxurious! With out the luxury price! Stk#164601 only $13,841. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Mazda 2007 Mazda 5 Sport 46K, Brilliant Black 6 Passenger Comfort, Can You Imagine? And Fuel Economy Too! www.academycars.com 785-841-0102

Ford 2010 Focus SE 33K, Sterling Grey Lawrence’s Favorite On-line Dealership! www.academycars.com 785-841-0102

Dog Kennels, X-large, have two. Each $30. Please call 785-550-7529

Saddlebrook & Overland Pointe

Hyundai 2005 Elantra GLS four door automatic. ONE OWNER. Nice clean, gas saving, car. Front AND side airbags, and 32 MPG highway EPA rating. Good clean car priced right! See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles rueschhoffautos.com 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7

Nissan 2010 Sentra 2.0 43K, Red Brick 3 Sentra’s to Choose From Apply On-Line At www.academycars.com 785-841-0102

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Air Conditioner, Window unit, 7800 BTU, effieiceny rating 10. Used 2 summers $50. Please call 785-550-7529

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Chrysler 2011 300 Limited only 3592 miles!! One owner, loaed up, save thousands over new! Stk#340492 only $28,444. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Honda 2005 Civic VP sedan, one owner, great commuter car, great gas mileage, stk#378131 only $8,800 Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

WE BUY CARS Top dollar for top late model vehicles. Drive in, see Danny or Jeff and get your big bucks today! 2840 Iowa St. Lawrence. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Dodge 2010 Caliber SXT 44K, Inferno Red Are You Drowning In Choices? No More! www.academycars.com 785-841-0102

Miscellaneous

Humidifier, brand new, $25, Portable closet organizer never been used or opened, $30. 913-262-5017

Pontiac 2008 G6 sedan, 4cyl, great gas mileage and room for the family, stk#16670 only $10,854. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

www.academycars.com 785-841-0102

Music-Stereo 3BR — 1131 Tennessee, 1st Houses floor, 1 bath. Avail. now. No Pianos, Winter Company pets. $650/mo. 785-841-5797 2 & 3 BR homes available. Spinet or Acrosonic Spinet, www.rentinlawrence.com $800/mo. & up. One near $525. Acrosonic Spinet, $475 3BR, Great location just 1/ 2 downtown Lawrence. Call Price includes tuning and block to KU. Avail. now, Jo at 785-550-7777 delivery. Call: 785-832-9906 June or August. 2 full bath 2, 3, 4, 5 and 9BR houses 1433 Ohio. 785-841-2532 There’s nothing available for August 2012. More romantic See www.kawrentals.com CAMPUS LOCATIONS! Than a beautiful Cadillac 2005 STS Call for appt. 785-979-9120 1, 2, 3 BRs Grand piano! Luxury Performance, Briarstone Apts. 800-950-3774 1st Class, Pet Friendly heated and cooled seats, 1010 Emery * 785-749-7744 piano4u.com remote start, Bose Houses & Apts. sound, get all the luxury www.vintagemgmt.com Regents Court that you deserve! Treat your Valentine 785-842-1069 Furnished 3 & 4BRs Stk#414382 only $16,850. To a piano this year! Washer/dryer included 2BR, 1111 Randall Rd. 2,300 Grands, Verticals, Chevrolet 2002 Cavalier, 19th & Mass., on bus route sq. ft., skylights, executive And Digitals too! Automatic 2 door in very Ask about style. No pets. $895 w/yard 785-537-3774 piano4u.com clean condition. A very work provided 785-979-7474 2-person Special! nice car, with good gas 785-842-4455 3BR, 2,500 sq.ft., country mileage for under $5000. www.meadowbrookapartments.net home 5 mi. W. of LawCome for a test drive. See rence. $1050/mo. + utils. website for photos. Apartments, Houses & Avail. Feb. 1. No smoking & Rueschhoff Automobiles Duplexes. 785-842-7644 No pets. 785-843-7892 rueschhoffautos.com www.GageMgmt.com 2441 W. 6th St. 1628 W. 19th Terrace VALENTINES SALE 785-856-6100 24/7 Avail. NOW. 4BR + study, 2 Enjoy special pricing Canyon Court Apts car garage, fenced yard. On grands, digitals, and LEASING FOR FALL! finished bsmt. $1,600/mo. Vertical pianos! Luxury 1, 2 & 3 BR 800-950-3774 785-841-4785 700 Comet Ln. 785-832-8805 Piano4u.com 4BR, 3-1/2 bath home at 6333 Candy Lane. Special for 2012! Will you be mine? 1,700 sq. ft., 1 car garage. More than 100 Rentals Pets ok w/pet deposit. Pianos on sale! Available Now!!! www.garberprop.com Mid-America Piano 785-841-4785 1BR.........$600 800-950-3774 Piano4u.com 2BR.........$700 Chevrolet 2011 Cruze LTZ 3BR, 813 Crestline Ct. CA, 1 3BR.........$800 RS, GM certified, loaded bath, garage, fenced yard. Sports-Fitness up! Save thousands over Small pets allowed. Avail. Now. $775/mo. 1/2 off new and get the next Equipment On bus route. Deposit. Call 785-842-7644 two years of maintenance paid for! Reserved parking space, 4+BR, beautiful, remodeled Pool Table, Bailey 8’ Oak Stk#19390 only $19,844 pool, playground, total farm home. 1.5 bath, 2 car, w/leather shield pockets, and only 9k miles! electric with reasonable garden space. $950/mo. off 21 oz. black cloth, 1” Slate, utility costs, washer, Hwy 40 between Lawrence includes wall rack w/pool Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com dryer, and dishwasher in cues, excellent condition. / Topeka. Call 785-843-0369 every unit. (ORIGINAL $3500) Pool table reduced to $1800. PERFECT for bobbyb43@att.net The Serious Student 913-441-6364 Chevrolet 2010 and/or Impala LT GREAT for Families. 47K, One Victory Red! TV-Video Why Are You still Westgate Drowning in Choices? TV, Toshiba 46” 4641 W. 6th, Lawrence www.academycars.com 724 Folks Road Widescreen TV for sale w/ behind Blockbuster 785-841-0102 4BR, 2,400 sq. ft. Executive match stand. Rear projec2 Story Home, New in 2011 785-842-9199 tion. Excellent cond. $100 NW Lawrence, 4 Bath, FP, or best offer 785-865-5128 2 FR, Granite, 2 Car, Deck, Finished Bsmt. No pets. DOWNTOWN LOFT $1,800/mo. 785-865-6064 Studio Apartments 600 sq. ft., $675/mo. 825 sq. ft., $855/mo. No pets allowed Call Today 785-841-6565

Chevrolet 2006 Monte Carlo LT, local trade, alloy wheels, spoiler, sunroof, ABS, traction control, cd changer and much more! Stk#500993 only $9,444 Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Come In Now Before Our Accountant Says “Enough!”

Furniture

Rabbit Cage, Stainless steel, 2 handles and pull out tray, $10. Please call 785-550-7529

LUXURY TOWNHOMES SPECIAL: 1/2 OFF DEPOSIT & 1st MO. RENT

Pontiac 2009 G3, automatic, talk about fuel economy and room! You’ve gotta try this one to believe it! Stk#328851 only $10,914. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

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Building Materials

Wooden King Size headboard & footboard. $100. 2 twin mattresses w/headboard & frames (all handpainted wood) incl. nightstand, 2 chests & (brand new) bedding $200. Charcoal propane grill, used twice $50. 785-856-0185

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Chevrolet 2007 Monte Carlo LT, leather heated seats, ABS, traction control, spoiler, alloy wheels, very sharp, stk#168771 only $10,995.00 Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Academy Cars EZ Trade

2 Bedrooms near KU. Pool, microwave, DW, and laundry facilities 837 MICHIGAN 3 & 4 Bedrooms FREE wireless internet, DW, W/D, pool, on KU bus route. Some with garages. 660 GATEWAY COURT

Call for Specials!

Sunrise Terrace — 951 Arkansas, so close to KU! 2BR w/study or 3rd BR, 2 full bath, CA, DW, laundry, lots of parking, some with W/D. $550 - $750/month. No pets. Call 785-841-5797 www.rentinlawrence.com

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2012 7B Cars-Imports Nissan 2005 Altima SE, 69K, White, V6, Alloys, Leather, Moon Roof, Sonoma Metallic. You Have the Right To the Most Money For Your Trade-In www.academycars.com 785-841-0102

Cars-Domestic

2, 3 & 4BRs

www.garberprop.com 785-841-4785

Apartments & Townhomes

Call 785-841-8400 www.sunriseapartments.com

Born Free 2005 Built For Two motor home, 22 foot, 20,575 miles. New tires. $39,500. (Topeka) Call for more info 785-267-2150

Farms-Acreage

Dining Set - Period Walnut dining set with 2 leaves to extend the table to 9 ft. Two master & 6 side chairs with wicker backs and covered seating. Excellent condition. 785-393-1363

Sunrise Place Sunrise Village

Cars-Imports

RV's

Firewood: Mixed firewood and/or hedge, cured for 1 year. More than a cord for 2 & 3BR, Newer units avail. $180. 785-766-4272 Lawrence Spacious floor plan, gas FP, Firewood for all appls., garage. No pets. Seasoned sale. hedge, oak, locust, & $750-$895/mo. 785-766-9823 other mixed hardwoods. $160/cord. Split stacked & AVAIL. Now Delivered. Call Ryan at 3BR, 2 bath, major appls., 785-418-9910 FP, 2 car. 785-865-2505

Near K-10, W/D hookups & fenced courtyard. 2BRs Avail., 1 with garage

MOVE IN SPECIALS

Cars-Domestic

3 BEDROOMS Quality thru-out - like new in NW Lawrence at FHS No pets, $1175. www.lawrencerentals.com

Start at $495 One Bedroom/studio style Pool - Fitness Center -On-Site Laundry - Water & Trash Pd.

Cars-Domestic

Honda 2010 Accord EXL, one owner local trade, sunroof, leather heated seats, alloy wheels, very nice! Stk#306421 only $21,988. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Mercedes 2000 CLK 430, Cpe, Leather, Moon, Heated. Seats, Cruise, PW,PL, Dealer maintained, 87k $11,900 View pictures at www.theselectionautos.com 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049

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We buy all Domestic cars, trucks and suvs. Call Jeremy 785-843-3500

Honda 1993 Accord EX Sedan, for sale “As Is”. Car runs good, good gas mileage. Asking $1,200 - cash. Call 785-218-0813

23rd & Alabama Honda 2009 Civic LX Alabaster Silver, 34K Perfect! And Just for YOU! www.academycars.com 785-841-0102

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8B Tuesday, February 7, 2012

BUSINESS Auctioneers

Carpets & Rugs

BILL FAIR AND COMPANY AUCTIONEERS SINCE 1970 800-887-6929

Concrete

Financial

Call 866-823-8220 to advertise.

Guttering Services

Home Improvements

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Thicker line? Bolder heading? Color background or Logo? Ask how to get these features in your ad TODAY!!

Automotive Services Auto Maintenance and Repair

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Sure, we have tons of factory-direct carpet, vinyl, wood laminate and ceramic floor tile at outlet prices BUT… Did you know we also have?... Synthetic felt rubberized area rug pads cut to your size? 100’s of trim pieces for wood laminate flooring? Tackstrip & cushion for DIY carpet installers? On-site rug binding to give any carpet a finished edge? (your carpet or ours) Carpet mats for cars, pets, entry, projects? A 100 uses!

www.lawrenceautodiag.com

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Buying Junk & Repairable Vehicles. Cash Paid. Free Tow. U-Call, We-Haul! Call 785-633-7556

Dale and Ron’s Auto Service

New and Replacement Work “No Project Too Small” Residential & Commercial • Sidewalks • Patios • Driveways • Garage & Basement Floors • Stamped & Colored Concrete • Bobcat Work • Back fill Grading

816-518-0040

Free Estimates Experience Professionals Since 1989 Insured for your protection! Decorative & Regular concrete drives, walks, & patios. 42 yrs. exp. Jayhawk Concrete 785-979-5261

Dozens of carpet & vinyl remnants? Save extra in almost any size room, large or small?

3000 Iowa - 841-3838 9-5 Mon-Sat. 12-5 Sun. www.FloorTraderLawrence.com Follow us on Facebook too!

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On-Site Cooking Available Family Owned & Operated

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Child Care Provided

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Dirt-Manure-Mulch

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Hilltop Child Development Center, 1605 Irving Hill Road Lawrence, Kansas 785-864-4940 hilltop@ku.edu twitter.com/HilltopCDC Serving Lawrence since 1972.

Hite Collision Repair

K’s Tire

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Quality work at a fair price!

FOUNDATION REPAIR

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Eco-Friendly Cleaning

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Westside 66 & Car Wash

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Gift Certificates Avail. Family owned and operated since 1992

Sue Bee’s Cleaning 785-841-2268

• Garage Doors • Openers • Service • Installation Call 785-842-5203 or visit us at Lawrencemarketplace.com /freestategaragedoors

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• Garage Doors • Openers • Service • Installation

General Services

785-842-3311

Instruction and Tutoring

Quantum Chiropractic

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Get Lynn on the line! 785-843-LYNN www.lynnelectric.com

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Employment Services

Temporary or Contract Staffing Evaluation Hire, Direct Hire Professional Search Onsite Services (785) 749-7550 1000 S Iowa, Lawrence KS lawrencemarketplace.com/ express

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Origins Interior Design

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• Color & Design • Space Planning • Furniture Layouts • Trade Discounts • Project Management 785-766-9281 originsinteriordesign.com

“Your Comfort Is Our Business.” Installation & Service Residential & Commercial (785) 841-2665

Insurance

Housecleaning Services Thorough, dependable, reasonably priced. Call for an estimate. 785-764-1596

Auto-Home- BusinessLife- Health Dennis J. Donnelly Insurance Inc. 913-268-5000 11211 Johnson Dr. insuranceinckc.com

Air Conditioning/ & Heating/Sales & Srvs.

Landscaping

Free Estimates on replacement equipment! Ask us about Energy Star equipment & how to save on your utility bills.

Low Maintenance Landscape, Inc.

785-843-2244

1210 Lakeview Court, Innovative Planting Design Construction & Installation www.lawrencemarketplace. com/lml

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Fast Quality Service

Commercial &Residential 24 hour Service

For all your Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing needs

Plan Now For Next Year • Custom Pools, Spas & Water Features • Design & Installation • Pool Maintenance (785) 843-9119

Janitorial Services Business-Commercial-Industrial Housecleaning Carpet Cleaning Tile & Grout Cleaning The “Greener Cleaner” Locallly Owned Since 1983 Free Estimates

www.ah-air.com

785-842-6264

Home Improvements

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Home Repair Services Interior/Exterior Carpentry, Vinyl siding, Roofing, Tearoff/reroof. 35 yrs. exp. Free est. 913-636-1881

ROCK-SOD-SOIL-MULCH

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Banquet Hall available for wedding receptions, birthday parties, corporate meetings & seminars. For more info. visit http://lawrencemarket place.com/stevesplace

785-843-2174

1388 N 1293 Rd, Lawrence

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• Unsightly black streaks of mold & dirt on your roof? • Mold or Mildew on your house? • Is winter salt intrusion causing your concrete to flake?

Int/Ext/Specialty Painting Siding, Wood Rot & Decks Kate, 785-423-4464 www.kbpaintingllc.com Interior/Exterior Painting

Quality Work Over 20 yrs. exp.

Mobile Enviro-Wash LTD

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Riffel Painting Co.

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913-585-1846

Specializing in new homes & Residential interior and exterior repaints Power Washing Deck staining Sheet Rock Repair Quality work and products since 1985

Water, Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration • Odor Removal • Carpet Cleaning • Air Duct Cleaning •

One Company Is All You Need and One Phone Call Is All You Need To Make (785) 842-0351

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Complete Roofing

Tearoffs, Reroofs, Redecks * Storm Damage * Leaks * Roof Inspections

Pet Services

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785-749-4391

Adorable Animal Designs

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Free Estimates

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Insurance Work Welcome

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Re-Roofs: All Types Roofing Repairs Siding & Windows FREE Estimates (785) 749-0462 www.meslerroofing.com

I COME TO YOU!

Dependable & Reliable pet sitting, feeding, walks, overnights, and more! References! Insured! 785-550-9289

Salon & Spa

• Hair styling /Coloring • Soft Curl Perms • Nails & Eye Lashes 785-856-9020 2400 Franklin Rd., Suite E LawrenceMarketplace. com/ruffends

Stress Free for you and your pet.

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Travel Services

Medical-HealthTherapy

Lawrence First Class Transportation Limos Corporate Cars Drivers available 24/7

Breathe Holistic Life Center

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Tree/Stump Removal

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Seamless aluminum guttering. Many colors to choose from. Install, repair, screen, clean-out. Locally owned. Insured. Free estimates.

785-842-0094

Locally owned & operated.

Moving-Hauling

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Guttering Services

Roofing

Plumbing

www.independenceinc.org

NOT Your ordinary bicycle store!

Supplying all your Painting needs. Serving Lawrence and surrounding areas for over 25 years.

Professional Service with a Tender Touch

No Job Too Big or Small

Steve’s Place

Computer/Internet

Repairs and Services

785-766-2785

Green Grass Lawn Care

785-424-5960

Eagles Lodge

Complete interior & exterior painting Siding replacement

785-594-3357

JASON TANKING CONSTRUCTION New Construction Framing, Remodels, Additions, Decks Fully Ins. & Lic. 785.760.4066 http://lawrencemarket place.com/jtconstruction

Office* Clerical* Accounting Light Industrial* Technical Finance* Legal

Banquet Room Available for Corporate Parties, Wedding Receptions, Fundraisers Bingo Every Friday Night 1803 W 6th St. (785) 843-9690 http://lawrencemarket place.com/Eagles_Lodge

Inside - Out Painting Service

Lawn, Garden & Nursery

Bus. 913-269-0284

Events/ Entertainment

Lonnie’s Recycling Inc. Buyers of aluminum cans, all type metals & junk vehicles. Mon.-Fri. 8-5, Sat. 8-4, 501 Maple, Lawrence. 785-841-4855 lawrencemarketplace.com/ lonnies

midwestcustompools.com

Serving the Douglas & Franklin county areas

Int. & Ext. Remodeling All Home Repairs Mark Koontz

Apply at eapp.adecco.com Or Call (785) 842-1515 BETTER WORK BETTER LIFE lawrencemarketplace.com/ adecco

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Free estimates/Insured.

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Housecleaner

Honest & Dependable Free estimate, References Call Linda 785-691-7999

12th & Haskell Recycle Center, Inc. No Monthly Fee Always been FREE! Cash for all Metals We take glass! 1146 Haskell Ave, Lawrence 785-865-3730 http://lawrencemarketplace. com/recyclecenter

Learn to play 30-50 songs in the first year with Simply Music! Keys of Joy 785-331-8369 Karla’s Konservatory 785-865-4151

Call Lyndsey 913-422-7002

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Call 785-393-1647

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Specializing in Carpet, Tile & Upholstery cleaning. Carpet repairs & stretching, Odor Decontamination, Spot Dying & 24 hr Water extraction. www.doctor-clean.com 785-840-4266

Health Care

602 E 9th St | 785-843-4522

12 years experience. Reasonable rates. References available

Kansas Carpet Care, Inc.

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• Baths • Kitchens • Rec Rooms • Tile • Windows •Doors •Trim •Wood Rot Since 1974 GARY 785-856-2440 785-925-0803 gwbrown52@sunflower.com www.winston-brown.com Licensed & Insured

House Cleaner

Carpet Cleaning

Your locally owned and operated carpet and upholstery cleaning company since 1993! • 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Services Available By Appointment Only

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Heating & Cooling

Motors - Pumps Complete Water Systems

For Everything Electrical Committed to Excellence Since 1972 Full Service Electrical Contractor www.quality-electric.net

PIANO LESSONS

Garage Doors

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Tires, Alignment, Brakes, A/C, Suspension Repair Financing Available 785-841-6050 1828 Mass. St lawrencemarketplace.com/ performancetire

REMODELING & HANDYMAN SERVICES

CONCRETE INC Your local foundation repair specialist! Waterproofing, Basement, & Crack Repair

Serving KC over 40 years 913-962-0798 Fast Service

Electric & Industrial Supply Pump & Well Drilling Service

Cleaning “If you want it done right, take it to Hite.” Auto Body Repair Windshield & Auto Glass Repair 3401 W 6th St (785) 843-8991 http://lawrencemarket place.com/hite

Retired Carpenter, Deck Repairs, Home Repairs, Interior Wall Repair & Painting, Doors, Wood Rot, Powerwash 785-766-5285

ADVANCED SYSTEMS Basement & foundation repair Your hometown company Over three decades 785-841-0145 mybasementiscracked.com

Concrete, Block & Limestone Wall Repair, Waterproofing Drainage Solutions Sump Pumps, Driveways. 785-843-2700 Owen 24/7

Recycling Services

Painting

Foundation Repair

Roger, Kevin or Sarajane

Harris Auto Repair

Domestics and Imports Brake repair Engine repair AC repair / service Custom exhaust systems Shock & Struts Transmissions Tire sales / repairs

Rich Black Top Soil No Chemicals Machine Pulverized Pickup or Delivery

Electrical

For All Your Battery Needs

(785) 550-1565

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Stacked Deck

• Decks • Gazebos • Framing • Siding • Fences • Additions • Remodel • Weatherproofing & Staining Insured, 20 yrs. experience. 785-550-5592

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Your Local Lawrence Bank

1-888-326-2799 Toll Free

Recycling program for old carpet & cushion? (We’re eco-friendly.)

Jennings’ Floor Trader

Bryant Collision Repair Mon-Fri. 8AM-6PM We specialize in Auto Body Repair, Paintless Dent Repair, Glass Repair, & Auto Accessories. 785-843-5803 bryantcollisionrepair@msn.com. lawrencemarketplace.com/ bryant-collision-repair

CREATIVE CONCRETE

Renovations Kitchen/Bath Remodels House Additions & Decks Quality Work Affordable Prices

All Your Banking Needs

Music Lessons

Haul Free: Salvageable items. Minimum charge: other moving/hauling jobs. Also Maintenance/Cleaning for home/business, inside/out plumbing / electrical & more. www.a2zenterprises.info 785-841-6254

MAGILL PLUMBING • Water Line Services • Septic Tanks / Laterals 913-721-3917 Free Estimates Licensed Insured. RETIRED MASTER PLUMBER & Handyman needs small work. Bill Morgan 816-523-5703

STARVING ARTISTS MOVING

15yr. locally owned and operated company. Professionally trained staff. We move everything from fossils to office and household goods. Call for a free estimate. 785-749-5073 http://lawrencemarketplace. com/starvingartist

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Taking Care of Lawrence’s Plumbing Needs for over 35 Years (785) 841-2112 lawrencemarketplace.com /kastl

Chris Tree Service 20yrs. exp. Trees trimmed, cut down, hauled off. Free Est. Ins. & Lic. 913-631-7722, 913-301-3659

Fredy’s Tree Service

cutdown• trimmed• topped Licensed & Insured. 14 yrs experience. 913-441-8641 913-244-7718

Vacuum Service & Repair DAVE BALES Vacuum Cleaner, Sewing Machine, Lamp Sales & Repair. All makes & models All Panasonic, Royal, Sanitaire vacuums on sale “now!” 935 Iowa St. Suite#9, Lawrence Ks 785-550-7315

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calls, Lynn breaks out in a nervous rash. Mike stayed here for two weeks last year and hacked my computer, watched porn all night and stole from us. Lynn and I are scared to death that he will run out of housing options and she will have to take him in. My heart says to marry Lynn, but my head doesn’t want to take on the issues with Mike. What do I do? — Confused Dear Confused: First, please tell Lynn that you want to marry her. It will make her happy and more amenable to working on the problems with her son. Then get premarital counseling, and also contact the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (dbsalliance. org) for suggestions on how to deal with Mike. Dear Annie: Several times recently we have

‘River’ may pull you in Tonight brings us the premiere of “The River” (8 p.m., ABC). It’s a stab at “Lost” by way of “Paranormal Activity” and “The Blair Witch Project.” ‘‘The River” kicks off with vintage clips of Dr. Emmet Cole (Bruce Greenwood), the host of the popular TV show “The Undiscovered Country.” For decades, he and his family scoured the globe for obscure places and adventures. We see news footage about his disappearance in a remote spot on the Amazon. We’re told his estranged wife (Leslie Hope) has gone to search for him with the help of a reality TV crew. Then we’re told that “the following” consists of found footage, the lingering remnants of their efforts. That hook not only harks back to “Blair Witch,” but allows “The River” to unfold in disjointed fits and starts, as one ragged reel gives way to the next. It’s a neat trick, playing on the idea that this is all unedited, when we all know that editors are the real, if unsung, stars of TV and — more to the point — reality TV production. ‘‘The River” often looks like those dumb “Ghost Hunters” shows on Syfy and elsewhere. Except on “The River,” we don’t watch for hours on end only to see somebody say, “Did you hear that?” No, the shocks come frequently. There are intimations of human possession, a creepy lair filled with hanging dolls, the disappearance of a major character, a grave robbery and a symphony of eerie cries and whispers. And that’s just during the two-hour pilot! In fact “The River” is so rich with sudden shocks that one has to wonder how long this can continue. It has all the makings of a very scary movie. But an episodic story that lasts several seasons? We’ll just have to see.

Tonight’s other highlights

Ricky Martin guest-stars on “Glee” (7 p.m., Fox).

An in with the landlord on “New Girl” (8 p.m., Fox).

Soothsayers on “Raising Hope” (8:30 p.m., Fox).

Jane Curtain joins the cast of “Unforgettable” (9 p.m., CBS).

Sarah and Mark consider starting a family on “Parenthood” (9 p.m., NBC).

A violin vanishes on “White Collar” (9 p.m., USA).

A daring prison break on “Justified” (9 p.m., FX). Cult choice Viggo Mortensen and Naomi Watts star in the 2007 organized crime drama “Eastern Promises” (7 p.m., Fox Movie Channel).

BIRTHDAYS

Author Gay Talese is 80. Comedy writer Robert Smigel is 52. Actor James Spader is 52. Country singer Garth Brooks is 50. Actor-comedian Eddie Izzard is 50. Actor-comedian Chris Rock is 47. Rock musician Tom Blankenship (My Morning Jacket) is 34. Actor Ashton Kutcher is 34.

been invited to someone’s house and the TV has been blaring, most often with some awful trashy soap opera or reality show spewing ugly, vile nonsense. I find the noise deafening, especially at my mother-in-law’s. Often I can’t hear the conversation over the din. And the fact that the TV is left on while others are visiting is rude and insulting. Can I ask that it be turned off? I don’t want to start a fight, but I find this behavior horrible. Is the protocol different if you are related? — Saskatoon Dear Saskatoon: We

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For Tuesday, Feb. 7: The Full Moon on your birthday signals a very lively year with a lot of interpersonal interaction. If you are single and you can stay light and easy, you’ll discover how fun dating can be. If you are attached, more often than not you will see that your sweetie offers a whole different perspective. LEO can push your buttons! The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult Aries (March 21-April 19)  Just as you believed you finally got past a problem, you come to a realization — you might not have cleared up the issue. Confusion surrounds the best of intentions. Tonight: Do your thing. Taurus (April 20-May 20)  You hear good news and want to share it. Use care when speaking to others. Some people cannot help but be jealous. Tonight: Stay close to home. Gemini (May 21-June 20)  You are juggling more than your fair share of work and other issues. You could be very tired and drawn from dealing with a child or loved one. Tonight: Fun and games. Cancer (June 21-July 22)  You could be taken aback by what another person shares. It could cause a problem, as you know too much and it might affect your attitude. Stay on top of a changeable situation. Tonight: Treat time. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)  If you can accept some dissent around you, you should fare well, because ultimately your insights will point to the correct direction. You wonder what is happening behind the scenes with someone who withholds a lot. Tonight: All smiles. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)  Remain sensitive to

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agree that it is rude to keep the TV on when you have visitors, and it is perfectly OK to say nicely, “Would you mind if we turn that off? I’d much prefer concentrating on our conversation.” Relatives, however, often drop by whenever they feel like it. If you are intruding, rather than invited, you shouldn’t be surprised when Mom prefers to watch her favorite program.

— Send questions to anniesmailbox@comcast.net, or Annie’s Mailbox, P.O. Box 118190 Chicago, IL 60611.

Universal Crossword Edited by Timothy E. Parker February 7, 2012

ACROSS 1 Sign on a staff 5 Pro ___ (proportionally) 9 Role model? 14 Omani’s currency 15 Grand in scale 16 City in central Utah 17 Field measure 18 Retina receptor 19 Mountain cats 20 Association of military brass? 23 Like a hardto-fill order 24 Picked-up item jacquelinebigar.com 25 Handle clumsily your inner thought process. How 28 Act mawkishly you handle a situation and your 31 Org. in choices point to the correct “Burn After solution. Don’t depend on anyone Reading” else. Tonight: Play it easy. 34 Plumed Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) avian in Florida  No one is harder on you than you are on yourself. You 36 Fleming or McEwan wonder why you treat yourself 37 “Friends” as you do and what might be the character appropriate solution. A friend or 38 “Keep Out!” several people in a meeting try follower 42 Best of the to nudge you forward. Tonight: Beatles Catch up on a friend’s news. 43 State of rage Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) 44 Orchard fruit  You could feel pushed 45 Si or oui to the max. You wonder how to 46 Certain railroad worker take some of the pressure off 49 It’s all love yourself. You might be surat the start prised by how easy it is to enlist

people’s help. Tonight: In the limelight. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)  You naturally respond to the innate ups and downs of the day. You could be asking a lot of questions. But somehow you are able to handle what few can. Tonight: Let your imagination rock and roll. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)  Juggling a financial matter — as you well know — could backfire. You handle funds better than most. Why challenge your wisdom and perhaps luck? Tonight: Indulge a loved one. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)  Clearly you want what you want. The issue remains what to do about a situation that is close to your heart and that could be somewhat provocative. Tonight: Toss yourself into living. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)  You have a personal matter on your mind that takes you away from others. You could think that something is off or missing in a key day-to-day matter. Don’t react; simply figure it out. Tonight: Easy works.

— The astrological forecast should be read for entertainment only.

50 Driving need 51 Hieroglyphic bird 53 Entertainment draw 61 Czar’s decree 62 Mature male red deer 63 Wanton once-over 64 Cat’s nine 65 Burn-soothing plant 66 Shad delicacies 67 Establish as law 68 Uncool student 69 Winged god of love DOWN 1 Rugged rock 2 They cause headscratching? 3 Deserve 4 Admiral’s charge 5 Detroit headache 6 Historic Harlem theater 7 “30 Rock” first name 8 Gets an A+ 9 Become visible 10 Bit on a fairy-tale trail 11 Pyramid, to a pharaoh 12 Not quite round 13 Cheerful 21 Dreadlocked

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Jamaican, for short One subject to a dictator? High-spirited Find common ground Court orders Two-footed animal Grill’s go-with Marine body Cordage fiber Up to the present time First fruitpicker Street cred Princess topper Make a faux pas Lose one’s cool Most dexterous “Snow White”

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fairness judge Diminished Sine’s reciprocal, in trig. Shopaholic’s haunt Symbol of stubbornness Similar in nature Coffee, in slang Word used in many comparisons Old wives’ production “Young Frankenstein” assistant Yellow spread Crimefighter of early ’60s TV

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Unscramble these four Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words.

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Dear Annie: After 40 years of marriage, my wife came home from work one day and said she was leaving. I decided then that I would never marry again. Four years ago, I met “Lynn.” Now, of course, I am madly in love with her. She never ceases to amaze me with her big heart and infectious smile. She accepts that I don’t want to marry, but I have noticed that when someone gets engaged, her mood changes dramatically. She becomes depressed and cries, and I can see the hurt in her face. I’ve decided I do want to marry Lynn, but the problem is her 20-year-old son, “Mike.” He is bipolar and uses that as an excuse to sleep all day and play video games all night. He once said he can’t get the mail because he is bipolar. He lives with multiple friends, each of whom eventually kicks him out because he won’t help out and he steals from them. When Mike lived with Lynn, he stole from her, screamed at her, snuck out at night and got into legal trouble. They went to counseling together, and Lynn was on serious depression medicines until Mike moved out. When Mike

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Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.

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determined; the Will be construed and the Estate be assigned to the persons entitled thereto; the Court find the allowances requested for attorneys fees and expenses are reasonable and should be allowed; the costs be determined and ordered paid; the administration of the Estate be closed; upon the filing of receipts the Petitioner be finally discharged as the Administrator With Will Annexed of the Estate of MARY ELIZABETH STEPHENS, deceased, and the Petitioner be released from further liability.

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