Archive for Sunday, December 2, 2007

Also from December 2

Audio clips
Blog entries
On the street
Photo galleries
KU vs. USC Marla Jackson Old-fashioned Christmas Parade 2007
What do you think will be the most competitive BCS game?

Poll results

Response Percent
Orange Bowl (KU vs. VT)
Fiesta Bowl (OU vs. WV)
Title Game (LSU vs. tOSU)
Sugar Bowl (UGA vs. Hawaii)
Rose Bowl (USC vs. Illinois)
Total 3720

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Pat Myers, manager at the QuikTrip at 1020 E. 23rd St., stocks the cigarette shelves Thursday. A proposed increase in the cigarette tax would add about 50 cents to the cost per pack. The tax, if approved, would bring in another $50 million per year in state revenue. Smoking could get a lot more expensive
December 2, 2007 in print edition on 1A
A green insignia - no bigger than a shirt button - is smack on the bottom of every cigarette pack sold in Kansas. You could go through a hundred packs of cigarettes without seeing it. Your pocketbook, however, notices every time you buy. The insignia is the state’s stamp indicating that Kansas’ 79-cent tax on cigarettes has been paid. It’s a cost that gets placed on packs at cigarette warehouses, but the price is born fully by the consumer.
12:50 p.m.
Kansas guard Russell Robinson warms up prior to the start against Southern California Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007 at the Galen Center in Los Angeles. Chalmers’ late three caps huge day and knocks out USC for good, 59-55
12:49 p.m., December 2, 2007 Updated 3:07 p.m.
Mario Chalmers after the timeout dropped hin a huge three with the shot clock running out that all but sealed it. After an O.J. Mayo layup, Chalmers was fouled, hit one of two free throws to finish with a game-high 20 points and sent KU home with a 59-55 win. O.J. Mayo had 19 points for USC, but was an unimpressive 6-of-21 from the floor. Davon Jefferson had 17. KU outrebounded SC 42-30, including plenty on the offensive end for the Jayhawks. Chalmers’ 20 points were a bright spot for the KU offense, which shot just 37.3 percent from the floor. Darnell Jackson was also huge for KU, with nine points and 13 rebounds, including two huge dunks to start the second half. KU, now 7-0, plays host to Eastern Washington at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Allen Fieldhouse, then DePaul next Saturday at 1 p.m. in Lawrence.

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The “settlement” of an open meetings issue involving the Lawrence City Commission leaves some matters unsettled.
December 2, 2007 in print edition on B8
It’s good that the Kansas attorney general is holding the Lawrence City Commission accountable for a violation of the Kansas Open Meetings Act, but his proposed “settlement agreement” with commissioners is disappointing in a couple of ways.
Poet’s Showcase
Guarding Nectar” by Max Sutton
December 2, 2007 in print edition on D3
“Guarding Nectar” by Max Sutton
NBA Roundup
December 2, 2007 in print edition on C10
Scores around the league.