Archive for Saturday, June 27, 2009

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Mary Ross, of Bismarck Gardens just outside North Lawrence, looks over an ear of sweet corn Thursday. This year’s crop of sweet corn will be available beginning next week, after spring rains forced a delay in planting. Ross expects to begin selling sweet corn on Tuesday. Farmers to gather sweet corn
June 26, 2009 in print edition on 3A
It’s not ready yet. Area farmers say spring rains forced a later planting — so it will be at least next week before that delicious sweet corn is available.
6:00 a.m.
A new Habitat for Humanity home is under construction for the Mendoza family of Lawrence. Pictured at the site of their new house from left are family members Haley Weeks, Luis Mendoza, Morgan Mendoza, Tayiah Mendoza, with her mother, Tammy Mendoza and Domonic Mendoza. Family of six grateful for Habitat for Humanity home
June 26, 2009 in print edition on 1B
Saturday will mark an important milestone in the lives of the Mendoza family. They soon will be the recipients of Lawrence Habitat for Humanity’s 71st home, which will be the result of lots of sweat equity on the part of the family.
10:00 a.m.
The St. John’s Mexican Fiesta kicked off Friday night as dancers including Vanessa Rials, Lawrence, kicked their heels and showed off for the crowds that came to the annual event at St. John Catholic Church, 1234 Ky. The fiesta continues today. Event brings out Mexican community
June 27, 2009 in print edition on 1A
People might flock to St. John’s Mexican Fiesta for the authentic cuisine and traditional dancing, but some were there to tout an important message.
2:00 p.m.
Friday's 97-degree heat found many seeking the shade, but after finding this dog tied up outside Dillons, 3000 W. Sixth St., Skyler Houser, left, Patty Crain and Susan Bogart gave water and shade to the dog. Pet owners sometimes forget that summer’s high temperatures can be especially unforgiving to their pets. Veterinarians warn residents to protect dogs from heat
June 26, 2009 in print edition on 1B
Dr. Mark Marks, a Lawrence veterinarian, reminds residents to keep their pets in mind during the dog days of summer.
6:00 p.m.
St. James AME pastor Theodore Lee looks to the choir and starts off a song during a Sunday service at the the church. Recreating home: Historic church building reopens after years of adversity
June 27, 2009 in print edition on 1D
Janine Colter had been into the little building at 647 Maple St. more times than she could count — including a time when she couldn’t count.

All stories

Armstrong, old-school racing on tap
Seven-time champion will face spiced-up route, blasts from races past
June 27, 2009
Seven-time champion Lance Armstrong will race in a Tour de France that has a few throw-back rules.
Faith Forum: What role does Vacation Bible School play in ministry?
June 27, 2009 in print edition on D1
VBS is own ministry
Smoky river offers snapshot of history
More tourists expected to look near home for trips
June 27, 2009 in print edition on B2
Take a slow float down the Smoky.
Bogus claims
June 27, 2009 in print edition on B7
To the editor: In her June 20 letter, Donna McKnelly claims:
Sound approach
Serbia is among the nations taking special anti-flu precautions, and the program makes sense.
June 27, 2009 in print edition on B6
The swine flu emergence has been labeled a pandemic, even though some contend the issue has been overplayed and things are not as dangerous as some medical experts believe.