Archive for Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Also from December 5

Audio clips
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On the street
Photo galleries
KU vs. EWU All-Area Volleyball
What do you think of the $285.6 million price tag for renovating the Capitol?

Poll results

Response Percent
It’s too expensive
It’s being a good steward of the building
Total 220
During the Chiefs four-game home losing streak, which loss has been most embarrassing?

Poll results

Response Percent
Green Bay
San Diego
Total 24

Lead stories

6:00 a.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.
9:00 a.m.
City commissioners Tuesday evening admitted they violated parts of the state's open meetings law by holding a closed-door executive session to discuss economic development incentives for a local company. City Hall is shown here in this file photo. Commission admits to violation
December 5, 2007 in print edition on 1A
City commissioners Tuesday evening admitted they violated parts of the state’s open meetings law by holding a closed-door executive session to discuss economic development incentives for a local company.
1:00 p.m.
Kansas forward Darnell Jackson bangs around in the paint for a put-back bucket during the first half Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007 at the Galen Center in Los Angeles. Keegan: Jackson having a blast
December 5, 2007 in print edition on 1B
Watching Darnell Jackson play basketball for Kansas University is such a stress-free experience. It doesn’t involve questions about how he’ll fit as an NBA player. It doesn’t leave the spectator asking: Does he look like he could be trying harder, or am I the only one who sees that? Or: Which Darnell Jackson will show up today? Or: Why did he take that shot? Or: What is so hard about making free throws?
4:00 p.m.
The joy of gifting
December 5, 2007 in print edition on 1C
Looking for a Christmas gift for a friend or family member to use in the kitchen? There’s certainly no lack of kitchen gadgets, pots, pans, utensils and appliances to choose from. So, to help you wade through your options, we asked four Lawrence foodies what they would suggest as gifts for aspiring chefs.
6:45 p.m.
Brandon Rush and the Jayhawks take on Eastern Washington tonight in Allen Fieldhouse. Post this: Jackson, Arthur combine for 32 points as KU rolls EWU, 85-47
6:42 p.m., December 5, 2007 Updated 8:53 p.m.
Darnell Jackson finished with a team-high 17 points to go with nine rebounds, while Darrell Arthur scored 15. The two combined to score the Jayhakws’ first 15 points of the night and take seven of the Jayhawks’ first eight shot attempts. Brandon Rush hit a late three to give himself a final line showing nine points and 10 rebounds. Mario Chalmers, who was the Jayhawks’ top offensive weapon in last Sunday’s win over Southern Cal, only scored six points, but was a busy man elsewhere, with six steals and eight assists. The No. 3 Jayhawks, now 8-0 on the season, are home again Saturday at 1 p.m. to face DePaul, who they fell to in Chicago in last year’s inaugural road game, 64-57.
10:00 p.m.
A worker for R.D. Johnson Excavating Co. of Lawrence demolishes the house at 1200 N.Y. Neighbors bought the house, which was in disrepair and was the site of frequent police visits. Problem house on N.Y. demolished
December 5, 2007 in print edition on 3A
Despite the frigid temperatures Wednesday morning, neighbors crowded together on an East Lawrence sidewalk, eyes fixed on a house they usually avoid. “People would not let their children pass by, understandably,” said Cindy Suenram, who lives next door to the house with her husband, Arch Naramore. “Friends would come to our home and say they felt intimidated. You would walk by and not look or talk.”

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NBA Roundup
December 5, 2007 in print edition on B10
Scores from around the league.