Archive for Sunday, November 23, 2008

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What's the best part of a Thanksgiving meal?

Poll results

Response Percent
Mashed potatoes and gravy
Pumpkin pie
Sweet potatoes
Cranberry sauce
Total 845

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Kevin Tomkins, 16, rocks through the first elimination round of the Guitar Hero competition held Friday night at Liberty Hall. The event, sponsored by the United Way and the Boys and Girls Club, raised about $450 for the United Way, according to event organizers. United Way a winner in battle of the axes
November 22, 2008 in print edition on 1A
It was a chance to become a rock star — at least among Lawrence junior high school students. “Me and my friends decided to see who was better in the group, so we’re just here to have fun and hang out,” Alfonso Reeves said Friday evening at Liberty Hall in-between turns in a tournament for the video game “Guitar Hero.”
6:00 a.m.
Cheryl Wetherington, owner of Ricetta Artisan Chocolates, 3115 W. Sixth St., prepares a gift basket for a client Thursday at her store. As a business owner and with the economy in poor shape, Wetherington says she is unsure of what to expect for the upcoming holiday season. Economy making spirits not so bright
November 23, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Chances are most of us will feel the pinch from the collective squeeze the economy has put on Santa’s belt. During a time of year that revels in excess, more are scaling back, whether it’s the company Christmas party or items on a gift wish list. Old-fashioned standbys, such as the potluck dinner and the layaway plan, are expected to see a resurgence.
10:00 a.m.
One of the Lawrence Transit System buses departs from the bus stop at Ninth and New Hampshire Streets. Transportation taxes gain favor nationwide
November 23, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Turns out Lawrence voters aren’t alone in supporting increased spending for transit and other transportation-related initiatives. In communities from Hawaii to Virginia, nearly three out of four ballot efforts to boost taxes for transportation-related projects or services won approval this month. That’s more than $71 billion in spending endorsed by the very people who will be paying the bills.
2:00 p.m.
Grover Sanders, Lawrence, records a message for troops overseas Saturday at Crown Automotive, 3400 Iowa. Sunflower Broadband’s Channel 6 camera crews were on hand to videotape messages to send to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. People were also invited to drop off items to be sent to troops. Veteran salutes those now serving overseas
12:00 a.m., November 23, 2008 Updated 9:57 a.m. in print edition on 1B
When 88-year-old Grover Sanders heard that Sunflower Broadband’s Channel 6 was going to videotape holiday greetings for overseas troops, he wavered on whether he wanted to take part. “First I was going to do nothing, then I was going to do something, then I was going to do nothing,” he said.

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