Archive for Thursday, December 27, 2007

Also from December 27

Blog entries
On the street
Photo galleries
Jayhawks head to Miami
Who do you consider to be the more dominant undefeated team?

Poll results

Response Percent
New England Patriots (16-0)
Kansas men’s basketbal (13-0)
Total 1145
What door-opening mechanism do you prefer?

Poll results

Response Percent
Door lever
Total 217

Lead stories

6:00 a.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.
9:00 a.m.
Target employee Judy Grammer, left, scans an item while returning and exchanging products for guests at the store, 3201 Iowa. As gift card use increases, the number of returns has been dropping over the past few years. Holiday shopping: Round 2 begins
December 27, 2007 in print edition on 1A
There seems to be no more than a pause between the time that the wrapping paper comes off the presents and shoppers go back out to hunt for bargains. On Wednesday, Lawrence stores were bustling as customers returned unwanted items, took advantage of slashed prices and cashed in on gift cards. The week after Christmas is one of the busiest of the shopping year, according to the National Retail Federation.
2:00 p.m.
Kansas University freshman Chase Buford calls timeout as he falls out of bounds late in the game against Louisiana-Monroe. Back in the saddle
December 27, 2007 in print edition on 1B
There was a time not long ago when Chase Buford doubted whether he ever would play basketball competitively again. It was just last year when Buford was preparing for his senior season at Alamo Heights High in San Antonio, Texas. But the week before practice started, he came down with a strange affliction. “I got really sick, and I couldn’t even move,” Buford said. “So, I went to the doctor, and they found out I had mono.”
5:00 p.m.
One of HGTV's "Fun Shui" episodes features a bedroom makeover for Rick Brightly, of South Brunswick, N.J. Feng shui is the ancient Chinese art of creating a good energy flow, or chi, in the home. Getting grounded
December 27, 2007 in print edition on 1C
The holidays are almost over, and it’s time to put away all those shiny baubles. But if the thought of undecked halls gets you down, it’s time to rethink the de-decorating process. Taking down the tinsel can mean de-cluttering and freshening for the New Year if you incorporate some principles of feng shui (pronounced “fung shway”), the ancient Chinese art of creating a good energy flow, or chi, in the home.
10:00 p.m.
Kansas University Head Football Coach Mark Mangino slaps hands with Jayhawk fans as he boards a bus outside Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks took the bus to Forbes Field in Topeka, then flew to Florida, where they will take on Virginia Tech on Jan. 3 in the Orange Bowl. Hundreds of fans braved frigid morning temperatures to send the team off Thursday. Jayhawks hit the road to Orange Bowl
December 27, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Bragging rights and friendly bets are on across the state as the Jayhawks prepare to take on Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl on Thursday. Folks aren’t betting oranges. Nope, the wagers involve steaks, crimson-and-blue hats and sunflower seeds. Thursday morning, Lawrence Mayor Sue Hack challenged Blacksburg, Va., Mayor Ron Rordam and the town council to wear KU hats to their Jan. 8 meeting if the Jayhawks win. The Lawrence City Commission would don Hokie hats if KU loses.

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Our town sports
December 27, 2007 in print edition on B3
Local sports briefs.
NBA Roundup
December 27, 2007 in print edition on B4
Scores from around the league.