Archive for Friday, December 21, 2007

Also from December 21

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City Showdown
How much are you spending on Christmas presents this year?

Poll results

Response Percent
Less than last year.
More than last year.
About the same.
Total 289

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Shoppers Peggy Taylor, Lawrence, center, and Karen Riveland, Topeka, right, have a laugh with Becky Snyder, employee of The Bay Leaf, 725 Mass., as the two look for gifts over the lunch hour Thursday. Recent harsh weather has pushed back holiday shopping for many. After slow start, holiday shoppers pick up momentum
December 21, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Christmas may not have come early this year, but it certainly did sneak up on a lot of shoppers. Local retail stores and shoppers both say that heavy shopping didn’t get started until this week. Some blame it on the weather, others blame it on a busy schedule, but not too many blame it on a bad economy.
9:00 a.m.
A photograph of tornado-ravaged Greensburg by Cort Anderson inspired the state's official Christmas ornament, right, which will be placed on a Christmas tree in President's Park, between the White House and the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. Greensburg represents state in D.C.
December 21, 2007 in print edition on 1A
When photographer Cort Anderson first saw Greensburg, four days after a tornado flattened the town in May, he said the destruction was overwhelming. “One of the things I noticed when I was there the first day was the lack of leaves and street signs,” Anderson said. “They actually spray painted the names on the streets so people from out of town would know where they were.”
1:00 p.m.
Josh Longbottom, left, and Kim Manz, both of the Plymouth Congregational Church of Lawrence, sing carols and play the piano Thursday during a Christmas party at the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen, 221 W. 10th St. About 170 people attended the annual event. Music, meals and mirth unite in annual Christmas party
December 21, 2007 in print edition on 3A
Ben Allen, 47, of Lawrence, used his musical talent Thursday to give back to people who helped him through a difficult time in his life. Allen played the piano in the basement of First Christian Church, 1000 Ky., during the annual Christmas Party at Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen.
4:00 p.m.
Jonathan Krasick, of Lawrence, places a can of food in a box on one of the T buses Thursday morning for his ride. The fare was part of a drive to collect canned goods for food banks. Food drive lets T riders pay by cans
December 21, 2007 in print edition on 5A
While on the T’s Route 6 on Thursday, Lawrence bus driver Tony Duran hoped his passengers wouldn’t pay their fare in change. Instead, he was hoping for a can of food to contribute to a food drive he organized.

All stories

Healthy choices
Lifestyle choices don’t totally determine good health, but they can’t hurt.
December 21, 2007 in print edition on A12
The state’s top health policy official makes an interesting point about good health being at least partially a matter of choice.
Rec calendar
December 21, 2007 in print edition on B8
Sports and recreation in Lawrence