Archive for Monday, January 14, 2008

Also from January 14

Audio clips
On the street
Photo galleries
Taxidermy KU vs. Oklahoma South Junior High School Rookies of the Year Concealed carry
Christmas bills are coming due this month. Will you be able to pay your credit card balance in full?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes. I paid the whole bill.
No, but I am paying more than the minimum payment.
I had no balance on my credit card this month.
No, I just paid the minimum.
Total 284

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Stephen Dickey, of Lawrence, fires a round out of his Browning .22 handgun Wednesday Jan. 9, 2008 at the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department's Community Building, 115 W. 11th St. The paperwork target
January 14, 2008 in print edition on 1A
This has been the hardest part. Buying a handgun was odd, but it wasn’t particularly hard. Taking a shooting test to qualify for a concealed handgun permit was a bit nerve-wracking, but at the end of the day it wasn’t anything to lose sleep over. But the paperwork - it’s always the paperwork that gets you.
12:00 p.m.
South Junior High school open house attendees mingle in one of the school's hallways Sunday. The new building cost $24.5 million to construct and was designed to utilize natural light and incorporated angular designs - two things the former dark, circular building didn't have. New school shown off to community
January 14, 2008 in print edition on 3A
South Junior High School had some hiccups when it was first built, in 1968. It was not ready for students until April 1969, near the end of the school year. Until then, students gathered at the abandoned McAllister Grade School. Its two overhead projectors would short out the power if they were used at the same time. That’s a far cry from the beacon of modernity that populates the land at 2347 La. today.
4:00 p.m.
A silent killer
January 14, 2008 in print edition on 1C
The bad news about radon is it’s the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, after smoking. The good news is there are ways to rid your house - or the house you want to buy - of the toxic gas.
5:00 p.m.
Becky Foerschler,  Lawrence, who has seasonal affective disorder, reads by a SAD therapy light. Foerschler uses the light about 30 minutes a day. Light therapy mimics outdoor light and causes a biochemical change in the brain that lifts your mood, relieving symptoms of SAD. Seasonal disorder depresses sufferers
January 14, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Becky Foerschler used to consider wintertime a torment. For years, when the seasons shifted, so did her mood. Like clockwork, her three children shuttled back to school after Christmas break, fatigue settled in and she felt a tug toward a sedentary lifestyle. A simple trudge down the street with Meg, her black lab-mix, was a daunting task.
7:30 p.m.
Kansas forward Darrell Arthur warms up prior to the start of Monday night's game against Oklahoma at Allen Fieldhouse. Balanced Jayhawks continue to roll early in Big 12 play, smashing OU 85-55
7:15 p.m., January 14, 2008 Updated 9:58 p.m.
Some might say Oklahoma was deflated when losing star freshman Blake Griffin five minutes into Monday night’s 85-55 KU win over the Sooners in Allen Fieldhouse. Though, in all honesty, it might not have mattered had Griffin been able to play 35, as the Jayhawks never trailed in routing OU. Four Jayhawks scored in double figures, led by 17 points from senior Darnell Jackson on 8-of-10 shooting. That went with eight rebounds on his final stat line. Darrell Arthur chipped in 14 points and eight boards alongside Jackson in the paint. Griffin, who figured to be the duo’s biggest road block, left early in the game with a sprained left knee.

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NBA Roundup
January 14, 2008 in print edition on B6
Scores from around the league.