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Business briefcase for July 28

Barbara Timmerman has been named a 2014 Fellow of the American Society of Pharmacognosy. Timmerman is a distinguished professor of medical chemistry at Kansas University.

KU football player develops app he says can improve the game he loves

Austin Barone's journey to becoming an app developer started when he applied for an internship at Google. The Lawrence native and Kansas University student planned to impress the technology giant by creating hardware, modeled after Google Glass, that would allow football players to view an interactive playbook on their visors during practice. But while he didn't have the capital necessary to create the hardware, he did the next best thing: He developed the digital playbook software. The result is Just Play, the new playbook app created by Barone's company, Just Play Sports Solutions. By Giles Bruce

United to end Topeka-Chicago flights in September

A Topeka official says United Airlines will end flights between the Kansas capital and Chicago on Sept. 2.

Business briefcase for July 21

Lawrence-based TherapyWorks announced the addition of two new staff members: Sarah Hammonds, a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Megan Young, a graduate of Central Michigan University.

Swiss chocolate maker Lindt buys Russell Stover Candies for undisclosed sum

Swiss chocolate maker Lindt & Spruengli says it is buying U.S. manufacturer Russell Stover Candies, Inc., for an undisclosed sum.

Business briefcase for July 14

Lawrence-based Tallgrass Studios, Inc. announced the promotion of Ronak Bhakta to director of fulfillment. Bhakta has been with Tallgrass since March 2011 and will be working out the new Albuquerque, N.M., extension office.

Business Briefcase for July 7

The National Association of Counties recognized Douglas County with a 2014 Achievement Award for its Sustainability & Energy-Savings Reinvestment Fund project. SESRF was created in 2011 to save energy and reduce costs. Between 2009 and 2013, Douglas County reduced energy use by 17 percent, avoiding $144,106 in expenses.

New exhibit asks what's with the gender imbalance in art?

Wonder Fair show features all female artists

When curators of a new show at Wonder Fair Gallery started counting how many female artists were represented in regional galleries compared with males, they discovered disparities. The gender gap at Wonder Fair, owner Meredith Moore admits, was pretty much equally as wide. By Sara Shepherd

Missouri offers truce in Kansas business battle

Kansas City, Mo. (ap) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed legislation Tuesday that he said could offer a truce to Kansas in a costly battle between the two states using lucrative tax breaks to lure businesses in the Kansas City region across the state line.

Business briefcase June 30

Daphne Fautin, of Lawrence, was recently honored as a 2014 inductee into the International Forest of Friendship in Atchison. The Forest is a memorial to the world history of aviation and aerospace. Fautin is a professor at the University of Kansas.

Sister city students visit Lawrence

We are looking at hot temperatures across the region today with a high of 92 degrees and a heat index pushing 100 degrees. Look for clouds and area thunderstorms as we head into the afternoon and evening. The wind will ...

Black Friday shopping in Lawrence

Black Friday shoppers descended on area stores from Thursday midnight to early Friday morning, looking for those special deals.

Bev Billings speaks on behalf of the late Bob Billings, Lawrence Business Hall of Fame class of 2011

Bev Billings, widow of the late Bob Billings, co-founder of Alvamar Inc., discusses how Bob Billings likely would have reacted to bring named one of four 2011 laureates for the Lawrence Business Hall of Fame. Bev Billings answered questions after an announcement event Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Lawrence Country Club.

Jim Owens, Lawrence Business Hall of Fame class of 2011

Jim Owens, a former Lawrence mayor and former co-owner of Owens Flower Shop, discusses what it feels like to be named one of four 2011 laureates for the Lawrence Business Hall of Fame. He answered questions after an announcement event Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Lawrence Country Club.

Gene Meyer, Lawrence Business Hall of Fame class of 2011

Gene Meyer, president and CEO of Lawrence Memorial Hospital, discusses being named one of four 2011 laureates for the Lawrence Business Hall of Fame. He answered questions after an announcement event Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Lawrence Country Club.

Shirley Martin-Smith, Lawrence Business Hall of Fame class of 2011

Shirley Martin-Smith, a former Lawrence mayor who owns the local Adecco franchise and Martin-Smith Personnel Services in Lawrence, discusses being named one of four 2011 laureates for the Lawrence Business Hall of Fame. She answered questions after an announcement event Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Lawrence Country Club.

Online Sales Hurt Local Economy

Americans have spent more than $17 billion online this holiday season. While that may be good news for the nation's economy, it can have a negative effect here in Lawrence.

Local Retailers Confused About Four Loko Ban

Distributors of Four Loko and other energy drinks that combine alcohol and caffeine can no longer supply such products to Kansas stores. But some Lawrence retailers are unsure as to whether they can sell the drinks they have left in stock.

Manhattan shirt shop makes game day profit

A Manhattan t-shirt shop has been turning a good profit thanks to a promising start to K-State's season. Fans go the extra mile to try to be creative when they know they'll be playing against KU.

Basehor development hoping for boom

Development outside the Basehor area has city residents hoping for growth. A Dollar General store is currently being built in the area and should be finished by the middle of the summer.

Holiday shoppers in line early

Local consumers were out in force Friday morning for Black Friday deals. Residents began lining up outside various stores about 4 a.m. to find shopping deals.