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Healthy Outlook: KU Alzheimer’s center study could change aging as we know it

Research could improve life for seniors, and the generations that depend on them

My grandfather, now nearing age 90, has always lived a very active lifestyle. He is exemplary of a theory that a University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Center research group has set out to prove: Exercise has a strong, positive impact on brain health, and it slows the loss of cognitive function that comes with age.

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Lawrence Arts Center changing the mood of 'Wizard of Oz'

The Lawrence Arts Center's upcoming production of "The Wizard of Oz" won't change the script or music of the beloved tale, director Amanda Pintore said. However, as far as the set and many of the underlying messages, she and the cast are inviting viewers to skip arm-in-arm down a different path and on "a new adventure."

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Strong community ties key, says Lawrence police chief as he discusses body cameras, firearm simulators, other initiatives

Strengthening ties between police officers and the community they serve is the “key” to public safety, Lawrence Police Chief Gregory Burns Jr. told the crowd gathered Thursday at the Watkins Museum of History.

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Immigration law expert explains rocky path to citizenship; for cases like Syed Jamal's, it's complicated

Over and over again, the question has been posed. “Why didn’t he apply for citizenship?” Many in Lawrence and across the country have wondered why Syed Jamal, the 55-year-old father and scientist locked in a deportation battle with the federal government, had not become a legal citizen after more than 30 years in the U.S.

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Syed Jamal back in Kansas City area, but still detained, attorneys say

Syed Jamal, the Lawrence father whose deportation struggle has attracted the attention of national lawmakers and media outlets, has been returned to the Kansas City area from Hawaii, his attorneys announced Wednesday afternoon.

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Syed Jamal's attorney asks court to either return Lawrence father to KC area or send case to Hawaii

The law firm representing Syed Jamal has filed a motion asking the court to either transfer his case to Hawaii, where he is currently detained, or return the Lawrence father to a Missouri facility.

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Rep. Jenkins introduces bill that would assist Lawrence father Syed Jamal in deportation battle

U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins has introduced a private bill seeking to aid Lawrence resident Syed Jamal in his legal fight to avoid deportation.

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Board of Immigration Appeals grants new stay of removal for Syed Jamal

In what Syed Jamal’s attorney has called an “extraordinary” turn of events, the Lawrence father, whose deportation arrest and subsequent legal battle has made national headlines over the last several weeks, has been granted another temporary stay of removal.

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Healthy Outlook: Senior tennis class combines fun and fitness

Ann Anderson describes her job as “frosting on frosting.” Now 65, she’s working her dream job as a coach at the Jayhawk Tennis Center, and shortly after the beginning of the new year, Anderson started teaching a weekly class for seniors.

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Twins undergo same heart procedure on same day at Lawrence Memorial Hospital

Identical twins Karen Harman-McGowan and Sharon Harman-Hill are close — very close. It’s not exactly a surprise that both women were diagnosed last fall with a dangerous congenital heart condition.

Now is the time to adopt a dog

Weather: While the high may be 90 degrees, our heat index will remain near 100. A southwest wind will continue between 10 and 20 miles per hour before a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. The showers should ...

KU Cancer Center seeks national status

Kansas University is working to get a National Cancer Institute designation for its cancer center. The goal will require a large investment, but officials say they'll be repaid in the number of lives saved. Downtown rumbled with the sound of ...

Fight for Your Right to Hoodie: An interview with Sarah Sung of The Lucha Narrative

The Lucha Narrative sprang from the soul of Sarah Sung, a KU grad and graphic designer seeking to merge her passions for creating cool stuff and helping the world. She visited with us to discuss the launch of the Lucha ...

Anarchonomics: An Interview with the Solidarity! Collective

On March 15, Solidarity will move from 1109 Mass. (next to It’s Brothers) to 13 E. 8th Street (next to the Sandbar). The bad news is that people will still be puking on their doorstep; the good news is that ...

C-TRAN students sing Christmas carol

Students in the Community Transition Program (C-TRAN), sing Christmas carols to residents at the Pioneer Ridge Health & Rehab skilled nursing facility, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015.

Lawrence Civic Choir rehearsal

The Lawrence Civic Choir rehearses for their upcoming holiday concert Monday evening at the Lawrence Free Methodist Church, 3001 Lawrence Ave. The holiday concert will be held on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. at the church.

Lawrence farm creates sorghum syrup with horse-powered press

Using a horse-powered press, John Craft presses sorghum stalks to make sweet sorghum syrup at Willing Horse Farm on the east edge of Lawrence. Craft sells the sweet sorghum syrup at the Lawrence Farmer's Market, and several local restaurants and bakeries use the natural sweetener.

Royals fans in Lawrence celebrate

K.C. Royals fans in Lawrence celebrate their World Series win Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015.

Lawrence Halloween Throwback Photo Contest

Over 100 photographs were submitted by readers for the Journal-World's Halloween Throwback Photo Contest.

Kansas University Band Day parade

Sights and sounds of the 68th annual Kansas University Band Day parade Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015.

Instrument builder Jim Triggs talks about mandolins

Jim Triggs and his son Ryan build custom mandolin and guitars by hand. Jim worked with Gibson for several years helping build mandolins and archtop guitars. Triggs' mandolins have been played by some of the top bluegrass musicians in the country.

Humane Society director talks about need for facility renovations

Kate Meghji, executive director of the Lawrence Humane Society, talks about facility problems which are creating animal care problems at the shelter.

Puppies at the Lawrence Humane Society

Two puppies pose for the camera during a recent trip to the Lawrence Humane Society.

Piano Prodigy Matthew Liu performs 'Flight of the Bumblebee"

Eight-year-old Lawrence pianist Matthew Liu performs "Flight of the Bumblebee."