Archive for Monday, December 3, 2007

Also from December 3

Births
Blog entries
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Orange Bowl announcement Lawrence Photo Alliance KU women vs. SLU
Podcasts
Polls
What do you think of the 30-day jail sentence a Lawrence man received for killing a rabbit?

Poll results

Response Percent
It’s too long
 
33%
It’s not enough time
 
30%
It’s just right
 
30%
Undecided
 
4%
Total 479
The Jayhawks are going to the Orange Bowl in Miami. Do you have plans to attend the game?

Poll results

Response Percent
No, I’m just going to watch it on TV.
 
62%
Yes, where can I get some tickets?
 
16%
No, I’m just not interested.
 
15%
No, I’ve switched my attention to basketball.
 
5%
Total 375
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Kansas University senior defensive lineman James McClinton, of Garland, Texas, raises his orange in recognition to the Jayhawks' receiving an Orange Bowl bid at during a press conference Hadl Auditorium in this file photo. McClinton bit into the orange, saying that was his reaction to learning they got an Orange Bowl bid. It is the first time in KU history that the football team has been selected to participate in a Bowl Championship Series game. Jayhawk fans seeing Orange
December 3, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Hey, Mizzou … how’s that No. 1 ranking? Oh wait. The University of Missouri football team ended the season ranked sixth in the Bowl Championship Series, one spot ahead of Kansas University’s team. And the Tigers didn’t even get a BCS bid. It’s sweet redemption for the BCS-bound Jayhawks, as they accepted a bid to play in the Orange Bowl on Sunday, while their archrivals in Columbia are stuck playing in the non-BCS Cotton Bowl.
10:00 a.m.
Located along U.S. 400 in southeastern Butler County, the Elk River Wind Project is Kansas' biggest wind farm, shown here in this file photo.  Westar Energy wants to add 295 megawatts of wind-generated energy to the state, which would be enough electricity to power a city the size of Lawrence.  If enacted, the proposal would nearly double current wind generation in Kansas, which is among the top three states when it comes to potential wind power. Changes may blow out Westar’s wind proposal
December 3, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Westar Energy’s request for increased rates to develop the state’s largest wind energy program could have a long-term impact on Kansans. “This is a big case, and we’re fighting over a lot of things,” said David Springe, consumer counsel for the Citizens’ Utility Ratepayer Board. Westar wants a decision from the Kansas Corporation Commission quickly. Rate cases generally take at least six months, but this one has been placed on a three-month fast-track. Westar, the state’s largest utility, says it needs a quick turnaround because wind energy is hot.
1:00 p.m.
"Windmill at Sunset," by Roger Spohn Pictures of creativity
December 3, 2007 in print edition on 1C
Dan Coburn is always amazed when entries flow in for the annual all-member show of the Lawrence Photo Alliance. “That’s the great thing about photography,” says Coburn, the alliance’s president. “Everybody can offer their own perspective on the world.”
4:00 p.m.
Don Cottrell works on splitting up some seasoned hardwood November, 28, 2007, in north Lawrence. A burning hot trend
December 3, 2007 in print edition on 3A
Mike Garrett remembers the Sunday dinners of fried chicken at his great-grandfather’s house. He remembers as a young boy going into the living room to escape the bite of a cold, Kansas winter day. “Bonanza” or “Lawrence Welk” or some other show that now defines nostalgia played on the black-and-white television. But what really has stuck with Garrett is the memory of the wood pile.
10:00 p.m.
Kansas Turnpike Authority President Michael Johnston will chat online about the Kansas Turnpike project that will see new bridges built over the Kansas River and upgrades made to the Lawrence toll booths. North Lawrence to face brunt of traffic woes
December 3, 2007
There’s going to be a traffic mess in North Lawrence. Now, city commissioners just have to decide which year they want to hear from the disgruntled motorists. Commissioners at their meeting tonight will get briefed on a pair of projects that are expected to create the undesirable combination of increased traffic and increased road construction along the busiest routes in North Lawrence.

All stories

Think even bigger
What additional community needs could be filled by new facilities at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds?
December 3, 2007 in print edition on A7
The committee looking at the future of the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds has done a good job of thinking big, but maybe they should broaden their thinking even a little more.
NBA Roundup
December 3, 2007 in print edition on B8
Scores around the league.
On the record
December 3, 2007 in print edition on A4
Marriage licenses and divorces granted: