Archive for Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Also from December 4

Births
Chats
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Spanish/English storytime at the Lawrence Public Library
Podcasts
Polls
What do you think of the City Commission's punishment for its illegal executive session about Deciphera?

Poll results

Response Percent
It’s not enough
 
76%
It’s just right
 
12%
It’s too much
 
6%
Undecided
 
4%
Total 316
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.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.
9:00 a.m.
Jock's Nitch employees, from left, Amie Worthington and Kelsey Allen quickly fold some of the T-shirts that became available Monday for Kansas University's Orange Bowl appearance Jan. 3 in Miami. To get to the game, some travel packages cost $2,000. Paying green to go Orange
December 4, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Kansas University’s football team will take the field for the Orange Bowl in less than a month on Jan. 3. For fans, those 30 days are time to revel in the team’s success and make plans to watch the them play in Miami. So far, those in Lawrence seem to be lapping up everything they can get.
1:30 p.m.
Online chat
Heading to the Orange Bowl? Chat with Kent Houk of Travellers about the trip to Miami
December 4, 2007
Kent Houk, vice president of sales for Travellers Inc. of Lawrence, will chat at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday about Miami, site of the Orange Bowl, and travel packages. KU plays Virginia Tech in the Jan. 3 Orange Bowl.
4:00 p.m.
Congressional Briefing
Is Boyda's re-election tied to Clinton's fortunes?
Posted December 4, 2007
Rep. Nancy Boyda (D) ![][1][(The New York Times) Vulnerable Dems see fates tied to Clinton:][2] Nancy Boyda, a Democrat who ran for Congress in this ...
10:00 p.m.
Kansas Statehouse architect Barry Greis, left, visits with architects Sarah Hammontree, center and Joy Coleman of Treanor Architects of Lawrence on Tuesday inside the House of Representatives chamber at the Capitol. The House chambers are currently being renovated, part of a 10-year Statehouse restoration project. Capitol renovation costs keep going up
December 4, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Workers are putting the final touches on the west wing and House chamber. But they can’t paint over the fact that the Capitol project is getting bigger and more expensive. The already-over-budget restoration job will need more money to finish. But Statehouse Architect Barry Greis declined to say how much more until today’s meeting of the Capitol Restoration Commission.

All stories

Reasonable rates
Reasonable rate increases to support energy diversity may benefit Kansas consumers in the long run.
December 4, 2007 in print edition on A7
Pursuing a new venture can be a costly proposition for a business and, before pursuing such ventures, a business needs to weigh the risks against the potential benefits.