Archive for Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Also from December 26

Blog entries
On the street
Photo galleries
Community Christmas Dinner Smoky Hills Wind Farm
Did Santa bring you what you wanted for Christmas?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 213

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Ranchers John Kueser, Ellsworth, front, and Bill Donley, Lincoln, head north on Kansas Highway 14, trailing their herd as they pass several turbines of the Smoky Hills Wind Farm. The project, which consists of 56 wind turbines, began in June and is likely to be completed by early 2008. Kueser and Donley are pictured Dec. 19 by the site, which is near the Lincoln/Ellsworth county line. New fortunes in the wind
December 26, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Every day, thousands of motorists on Interstate 70 drive by a new sight in the Smoky Hills. Dozens of white poles, standing more than 250 feet tall, with giant propeller-like blades at the top, appear on the horizon about 25 miles west of Salina. Soon those three-bladed turbines will be rotating in the Kansas wind, sending electricity into Kansas homes and businesses.
3:30 p.m.
Southwest Junior High School seventh-grader John Meissoach talks on his cell phone after school Dec. 19. John said students are allowed to keep their cell phones in their pockets, but they aren't allowed to use them during school hours. "You can sneak it," he said, "but you're not supposed to." Schools adapt to increased text messaging, cell phone use
December 26, 2007 in print edition on 3A
Ashley Miles is like most teenagers - she can’t live without her cell phone. The Perry-Lecompton High School freshman has had a cell phone since seventh grade and mostly uses it to text message her friends. Recently, such a message during school hours landed her in the principal’s office, where her phone was taken away until she served 30 minutes of detention. Ashley admits that she disobeyed the school’s policy of not using cell phones during school hours and thought the punishment fit the crime. But she questions the means in which she was caught.
10:00 p.m.
Elizabeth and Johnny Kim, along with their 2-year-old daughter, Bridget, will be featured on NBC's "Today" show this morning. The Kims have installed compact fluorescent light bulbs, an insulator for their water heater and a programmable thermostat to make their home more energy efficient. Lawrence family conducts session on ‘Today’ show
December 26, 2007 in print edition on 1A
A Lawrence couple are at the center of this morning’s NBC “Today” feature about low-cost methods of improving a home’s energy efficiency. Johnny and Elizabeth Kim talk about their interest in saving money and conserving energy with NBC News environmental correspondent Simran Sethi, who is based in Lawrence. Also appearing will be Dave Baldwin, a Lawrence carpenter and handyman.

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City athletes of the week
December 26, 2007 in print edition on B5
Weston Wiebe and Tania Jackson
NBA Roundup
December 26, 2007 in print edition on B4
Scores around the league.