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6:00 a.m.
Mike George of the Jefferson County Water District 7 thaws an antenna which transmits information about a rural water tower south of Oskaloosa on Highway 59.  On Thursday many Jefferson County residents still did not have electricity after an ice storm on Tuesday.  Power slowly is being restored in some areas. Jefferson County begins recovery
December 13, 2007 in print edition on 3A
The sun was out, the ice was melting, but on Thursday many Jefferson County residents still did not have electricity. The good news was that power slowly was being restored in some areas. “We have power here in Oskaloosa in most of the town,” Jefferson County Clerk Linda Buttron said Thursday afternoon. “The power company came in late last night (Wednesday) with quite a few crews and they were able to get most of the town up and running today.”
9:00 a.m.
A northward view of Kasold Drive from 22nd Street shows the flow of evening traffic recently. The city is using only every other street light within the median on Kasold between Clinton Parkway and Bob Billings Parkway. Bright lights of Kasold Drive turning off many residents
December 14, 2007 in print edition on 1A
George Catt and several of his neighbors have seen the light. Now they want it dimmed - considerably. Catt lives along the rebuilt portion of Kasold Drive between 22nd Street and Bob Billings Parkway. He said the neighborhood has quickly learned the $6 million project included a lot more than new pavement and wider sidewalks. He said it also included a bevy of new street lights.
3:44 p.m.
Kansas attorney general Paul Morrison returns to his office after addressing the media Friday to announce his plans to resign effective Jan. 31, 2008. "After careful thought and deliberation, I have concluded that my resignation is in the best long-term interests of the people of Kansas," Morrison said. Morrison resigns
December 14, 2007
Kansas Atty. Gen. Paul Morrison is resigning in the wake of a sex scandal, he announced at a press conference this afternoon. “Many people feel betrayed by my personal actions, and they have every right to feel that way,” he said. He said he had made personal mistakes, but had upheld the law while in office.

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Rec calendar
December 14, 2007 in print edition on B8
Sports and recreation around Lawrence
Hunting for gifts? Look here
A last-minute holiday gift guide for the outdoors enthusiast on your list
December 14, 2007 in print edition on B8
Ready or not, the holiday shopping season is winding down. Here are some ideas for the outdoors enthusiast on your gift list.
Top singles
December 14, 2007 in print edition on C2
1. “No One,” Alicia Keys.