I'm briefly interrupting the recap of the annual Christmas party to give you important information about this year's New Year's Eve bash.


Come in early and watch the KU Jayhawks take on the Minnesota Gophers in the Insight Bowl. The game starts at 5 p.m., and it's televised on a channel we actually get. That's sometimes a rarity, so take advantage of it while you can.

As soon as halftime starts, the cover charge starts. It's $10 at the door. Remember, it's New Year's Eve and we fill up early, and unlike most other nights, there's very little turnover.

We'll have snacks, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. We aren't having a theme party this year, but don't let that stop you; wear a silly costume if you want, or just dress up in your New Year's best.


We rented a cab for the night! Call Coopey at the Sandbar in Ottawa (242-8888) to arrange transportation. If you live in the area, we'll pick you up and take you home.

Ottawa is also hosting a special prime rib dinner from 6-8 pm; $12.95 includes a salad and baked potato. Call ahead for reservations and they'll set up a table for you.

The rest of the evening includes a trivia game, party favors, champagne, and the ever-popular cash cage. Breakfast will be served from 12:15 to 1:15 am.

Cover charge starts at 9 p.m.

Back to the rest of the Christmas party stories tomorrow.