Archive for Tuesday, October 13, 2009

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Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Swatch watch: The right paint chip may make you feel at home — or help you sell it
October 12, 2009
Somewhere in America, there is a yellow house with a red dining room, orange living room, green kitchen and blue bedrooms. And the people living inside are excited when they eat dinner, comfortable when they watch television, calm when they open the refrigerator and feel safe when they sleep.
6:00 a.m.
Kim Brooks walks with her grandson Kenny Brooks Monday at Schaake's Pumpkin Patch in this file photo. Pumpkin growers are looking forward to an average crop after last year yielded fewer pumpkins. Area pumpkin growers worried about small crop
October 12, 2009 in print edition on 1A
With fewer than three weeks until Halloween, area pumpkin farmers are nervous. The wet and cool summer months have prompted growers to wonder whether they have enough pumpkins to last until the end of the month.
10:00 a.m.
Paul Bittinger frames a home Monday at 317 Carver Lane. Just weeks ago, Bittinger couldn’t find work in construction, but a turn in the economy has put him back in business. Some think the local market has been helped significantly by the federal government’s $8,000 first-time homebuyers’ credit. Defying predictions, homes are expected to regain value
October 13, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence’s housing bubble perhaps just fizzled instead of popped. According to a recently released report from the Douglas County appraiser, the office is now predicting that by the end of the year many homes in the county will have regained most of the value that they lost earlier in 2009.
2:00 p.m.
Mary Lou Warner wears a pink extension in her hair at at meeting of Bosom Buddies, a group of breast cancer survivors, as do many of the members. The group met Monday at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer awareness supporters sport pink hair
October 13, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Three years ago, Lawrence resident Emily Willis learned her best friend might have breast cancer.
6:00 p.m.
Peggy Sampson plays the role of Nora in "Cups," a Lawrence Community Theatre production that tells a woman's life story through her bras. A brave tale: Lawrence Community Theatre stages ‘Cups,’ where undergarments mark a woman’s life story
October 13, 2009 in print edition on 1C
Joni Sheram never realized bras could evoke so many emotions. Three years ago, the Colorado playwright penned “Cups,” which tells a woman’s life story through the brassieres she has owned.

All stories

Health insurance firms’ warning shot has Democrats scrambling
October 13, 2009 in print edition on A2
Insurance companies aren’t playing nice any more.
Chiefs slowly improving
Winless K.C. shows progress vs. Dallas
October 13, 2009 in print edition on B1
A team that’s lost 28 of 30 games takes encouragement from every little nook, cranny and crawlspace where anything positive might be found.
Monster drink battle brewing
Energy drink maker fights name of Vermont beer
October 13, 2009 in print edition on B7
Forget David and Goliath. This fight’s between Matt and Monster.
Typical response
October 13, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Jan. 20, 2009: banner headlines, “First African-American President.”
Soviets obsolete
October 13, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Another Saturday, and another ridiculous editorial from Dolph Simons Jr.
‘Play’ deficit
It’s good to know that city officials are serious about improving Lawrence’s recreational facilities.
October 13, 2009 in print edition on A7
It’s good to learn Lawrence city commissioners, city parks and recreation staffers and several citizens continue to work on the development of a major sports and recreation development for the city.