Archive for Saturday, January 3, 2009

Also from January 3

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On the street
Photo galleries
KU vs. Tennessee
Who should get the game ball after KU's 92-85 victory over Tennessee?

Poll results

Response Percent
Sherron Collins
The Allen Fieldhouse crowd
Cole Aldrich
Bill Self
Jay Bilas
Total 421
Who was KU's first-half MVP against Tennessee?

Poll results

Response Percent
Sherron Collins
Cole Aldrich
Brady Morningstar
Total 467
Which non-conference game are you more worried about?

Poll results

Response Percent
KU vs. Tennessee
KU at Michigan State
Total 17
Would you consider taking Amtrak on a trip for business or pleasure in the next year?

Poll results

Response Percent
Not sure.
Total 1231

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson, left, addresses members of a task force at the Heartland BioAgro Consortium, along with U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda, D-Topeka, center, and U.S. Rep Jerry Moran, R-Hays, in this Feb. 2007 file photo. Kansas Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson will not run for any political office in 2010
1:16 p.m., January 2, 2009 Updated 5:42 p.m. in print edition on 1B
Democratic Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson announced Friday he would not run for governor or any office in two years, opting instead to return to the private sector.
6:00 a.m.
David Ericson checks an oil tank battery this week east of Vinland. Ericson makes daily rounds inspecting dozens of area oil wells and tanks for Colt Energy. The number of new oil wells drilled in Kansas in 2008 dropped off. Colt hasn’t shut down any producing wells, but it is slowing future drilling. Oil: from boom to bust
January 3, 2009 in print edition on 1A
The black gold rush is over. After a tumultuous year that saw oil prices reach $140 per barrel before collapsing to the current $40 level, the Kansas oil industry is making adjustments. “I had always told people that probably the only thing that would bring the price down would be a global recession, and boy, did we get a global recession,” said Nick Powell, president and director of Colt Energy Inc., in Fairway.
10:00 a.m.
Elden Lovelett, Eudora, receives a blood transfusion at Lawrence Memorial Hospital on Monday. Blood bank stocks are typically low at this time, and this year is no different. The Red Cross estimates the area’s blood supplies are 15 percent below the required 500 pints a day. Blood donations slip during holidays
January 3, 2009 in print edition on 1B
As people around the area celebrate the new year, probably one of the last things on their minds is donating blood. But the busyness surrounding this time of year creates an unintended consequence: low blood supplies for area blood banks. “People forget to donate blood over the holidays,” said Norma Dixon, communications manager for the Central Plains Region of the American Red Cross.
1:00 p.m.
Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor puts up a jumper during warmups before taking on Tennessee Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009 at Allen Fieldhouse. FINAL: Collins’ 26 points, 9 assists lead KU to 92-85 win over No. 14 Tennessee
11:44 a.m., January 3, 2009 Updated 8:24 p.m.
Cole Aldrich adds 22 points, 10 rebounds
6:00 p.m.
Cousins Courtney Parker, 12, right, of Lawrence, and Autumn Houk, 12, of rural Osklaoosa, enjoy spring weather Wednesday on the family farm. Look back to 2008 in photos
January 2, 2009
Journal-World photographers discuss the visual highlights of 2008.

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