Archive for Monday, December 10, 2007

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Do you check your child's toys for lead content?

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Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Sophia Minder, 7, left, Vicki Penner, center, and Joseph Minder, 7, read blessings before the lighting of the menorah at South Park. About 50 people attended the event, organized by the Chabad Jewish Center. Lighting up South Park
December 10, 2007 in print edition on 3A
The mercury might have dropped below freezing Sunday evening, but Lawrence’s Jewish community was warmed by a ceremonial menorah lighting at South Park. About 50 people gathered at the park, singing traditional songs and saying prayers as the 6-foot-tall menorah was lit in celebration of Hanukkah, which began Tuesday.
8:59 a.m.
Toys coated with lead paint have caused parental anxiety this holiday season. Dozens of toys have been recalled this year because of high levels of the toxic substance. Lead paint concerns chip away at parents’ sense of control
December 10, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Angie and Matt Viets thought they had taken all the right safety measures to protect their children. They secured dressers to walls, covered electrical sockets and searched for the perfect car seat. But this fall, the Lawrence couple, like many parents, were smacked with the unexpected.
12:00 p.m.
Maggie Brierly, 8, and her brother Andrew, 4, look at some of the donated gifts for Toys for Tots on Friday, December 7, 2007. Maggie, who celebrated her birthday Nov. 19, donated all her birthday gifts to the holiday program so other children will receive presents this holiday season. In the background are piles of food items donated to and gathered through the Lawrence Board of Realtors seventh annual Holiday Food Collection for Kids. Toy collection programs go into safety overdrive
December 10, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Toys for Tots has a list. And they are checking it twice. Maybe even three times. This year, as millions of toys have been pulled from the shelves for safety reasons, the question of naughty and nice has turned from children to toys.
4:31 p.m.
Jane Eisele of Victoria, Texas, loads up her car with ice melt, Monday afternoon December 10, 2007. Eisele is in town taking care of her parents and has decided to be prepared for the overnight ice storm. Lawrence and several area schools cancel Tuesday classes
11:18 a.m., December 10, 2007 Updated 11:46 p.m.
Icy winter weather is expected to cause closings and cancellations around northeast Kansas today.

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Sewer slowdown
Lawrence still will need a new sewer treatment plant south of the Wakarusa River, but maybe not as soon as some thought.
December 10, 2007 in print edition on A7
Although they continue to protest U.S. Census reports that Lawrence’s growth is slowing or even grinding to a halt, city officials are showing some caution when it comes to planning public facilities to serve a growing community.
On the record
December 10, 2007 in print edition on A4
Building fire, 2:56 a.m. Sunday, 1129 Vt.