Archive for Friday, December 28, 2007

Also from December 28

Blog entries
On the street
Photo galleries
Photos- First days of winter
Are you going to bet anything on the outcome of the Orange Bowl?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 235

Lead stories

6:00 a.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.
9:00 a.m.
Westar Energy Inc.'s proposal to produce nearly 300 megawatts of wind power is "prudent," state utility regulators said Thursday. Shown here is a single wind turbine from the Smoky Hills Wind Farm located about 25 miles west of Salina. Westar’s wind plan deemed ‘prudent’
December 28, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Westar Energy Inc.’s proposal to produce nearly 300 megawatts of wind power is “prudent,” state utility regulators said Thursday. But the Kansas Corporation Commission rejected an additional 1 percent bonus that was requested by Westar. Westar, the state’s largest electric utility company, had no immediate comment. Officials said they needed more time to study the 44-page order.
2:00 p.m.
Richard Osburn, owner of Naughty but Nice, 1741 Mass., looks over one of the books he offers at his store. Osburn tried to forestall the city's attempt to shut his store by offering a variety of non-sexual items, but three weeks ago he was ordered to move out of the Massachusetts Street building. Naughty But Nice owner plans to stay in business
December 28, 2007 in print edition on 3A
He plans to comply with a judge’s eviction order by Jan. 5. After that, the owner of a Massachusetts Street adult novelty store, long mired in a battle with the city, doesn’t know where his business will end up.But Richard Osburn vows he’ll be in business somewhere.
5:00 p.m.
Turning back time
December 28, 2007 in print edition on 1C
Lawrence resident David Klamet recalls that as a youth growing up in rural Leavenworth County, when one went to “town,” that town was Lawrence. A graduate of Linwood High School and Kansas University, he’s developed a Lawrence trivia quiz as part of a project through the Citizen Journalism Academy, sponsored by The World Company and KU’s School of Journalism.

All stories

NBA Roundup
December 28, 2007
Scores from around the league
Early tax refunds may be delayed
Action by Congress could affect more than 3 million people
December 28, 2007 in print edition on B13
More than 3 million people will have to wait until February to get their tax refunds because of Congress’ late fix to the alternative minimum tax, the IRS said Thursday.
Rec calendar
December 28, 2007 in print edition on B8
Sports and recreation in Lawrence
Commentary: Sutton makes USF debut tonight
Coach to pursue all-time victory No. 799 at Weber State; Pump brothers had much to do with hiring
December 28, 2007 in print edition on B2
Eddie Sutton will coach his first game for the University of San Francisco tonight at Weber State, but he has yet to set foot on campus and met his team for the first time Thursday.