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National Library Week


Many of you enjoyed our “Sticker Shock” game and were amazed to learn that a single year’s journal subscription can cost more than a new Ford Taurus. For the curious, the answers are listed below. Winners randomly drawn from all those who played the game are: Clint Benoit, Sherry Curry, Linda Denke, Jenny Kahenbach, Theresa McEwing, Janice Murff, and Amye Veron. Congratulations!


Match the luxury item to the journal whose one year subscription cost is closest to the sales price of the item.

Journal Name
Luxury Item
Cost to attend one year at LSUHSC-S Medical School
Biochemical Journal
Trip for two to Paris
Brain Research
2005 Ford Taurus
European Journal of Pharmacology
One carat Tiffany diamond ring
Experimental Brain Research
Chinese buffet for two for an entire year
One year’s apartment rent
Neuroscience Letters
Rolex watch
Full length mink coat



Everybody loves gummi worms! The response to our “Guess the number of bookworms in the jar” contest was overwhelming. Guesses ranged from 56 to 1675. And now the information you’ve been waiting for . . . there were 190 gummi worms in the jar! Congratulations to Umar Hussain, who correctly guessed the exact number. He will receive a $20 Bookstore gift certificate as well as the infamous jar of worms. Others whose guesses were close enough to be eligible for prizes are: James Barrow, Rosaline Darty, Rose Frazier, Lori Johnson, Jay Lake, Marianne Mullin, Bryan Shelby, Karen Tubbs, and Rishi Wadhwa.