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Chats for January 2007

Chat about the HPV vaccine with Delia Garcia

Wednesday, January 31, 2007, 9:45 a.m.

State Rep. Delia Garcia, D-Wichita, will be our online chat at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31. She will discuss the bill she is sponsoring to have sixth-grade girls vaccinated for a sexually transmitted infection, HPV, that can cause cervical cancer.

Provost Richard Lariviere

Chat with Kansas University Provost Richard Lariviere

Tuesday, January 30, 2007, 1:30 p.m.

Kansas University Provost Richard Lariviere is in his first year of service at KU. He'll take your questions Tuesday afternoon.

Chat Friday with KU hoops recruit Cole Aldrich

Friday, January 26, 2007, 3:00 p.m.

Cole Aldrich, ranked as the No. 25 recruit in the class of 2007 by rivals.com, is the prized piece so far of Bill Self's incoming freshman class for the 2007-08 season. And after a busy week of finals, Aldrich will join KUSports.com for a live chat Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. Whether you're curious about his senior season at Bloomington (Minn.) Jefferson High, his future at KU and whatever else, the 6-foot-10 big man will be here to field your questions.

Steve Ozark

Chat about homeless issues with Steve Ozark

Thursday, January 25, 2007, 1:30 p.m.

A longtime advocate for increased services for the homeless wants to have a question on the April ballot asking voters to make funding the issue a top priority. Steve Ozark, vice chairman of the Coalition on Homeless Concerns and the coordinator for the Interfaith Initiative, has asked city commissioners to give voters in the April city elections an opportunity to support additional funding for homeless and poverty-related programs. He takes your questions Thursday.

Chat about the Lawrence planning workshop with Sue Hack and Dan Warner

Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 12:30 p.m.

City Commissioner Sue Hack and Dan Warner, of the Lawrence Douglas County Planning Department, will chat at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday about the upcoming planning charette. Placemakers, a consulting group, will be in Lawrence January 31st to February 6th, to develop a way for Lawrence to build more traditional neighborhoods. For more information about the workshop, <a href="http://www.lawrenceplanning.org/tnd/">see the city's Web site.</a>

Chat about the Lawrence bus system with Cliff Galante

Tuesday, January 23, 2007, 1:30 p.m.

The city's public transit system, the T, posted its sixth straight year of significant ridership increases in 2006, according to data released by the city. The T and its sister service that provides paratransit ridership to individuals who qualify saw ridership grow 8.6 percent to 477,040 during the past year. "Growth in ridership in 2006 is a clear indication that more people in the community are embracing the benefits of public transportation and incorporating it into their lifestyles," Cliff Galante, public transit administrator, said in a news release. He takes your questions Tuesday.

Talk about trying new things in the New Year with Marybeth Bethel

Thursday, January 18, 2007, 1:30 p.m.

Marybeth Bethel, a Lawrence psychotherapist and personal coach, will talk about taking new classes and trying new activities in tandem with the New Year, New You tab.

Gary Lewis

Chat about the Lawrence Virtual School with Gary Lewis

Wednesday, January 17, 2007, 1:00 p.m.

The Lawrence Virtual School has been growing by leaps and bounds. Gary Lewis, the principal, takes your questions about virtual schooling.

Denise Low-Weso

Chat about the history of segregation in Lawrence with Denise Low-Weso

Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 11:00 a.m.

Denise Low-Weso is the co-author of "Langston Hughes in Lawrence: Photographs and Biographical Resources," a look at segregation-era Lawrence. She'll take questions on Tuesday.

Bill Bowerman

Chat about "scanography" with Bill Bowerman.

Thursday, January 11, 2007, 1:30 p.m.

Lawrence artist Bill Bowerman takes pictures, but not with a standard camera. Instead, he uses a flatbed scanner with the lid off. He calls the resulting images - which capture still lifes of natural and manmade objects that Bowerman artfully arranges - scanographs. The artist, whose work is on view this month at the Lawrence Arts Center, will chat about his work at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

Chat about growth in the Tonganoxie school system with Supt. Richard Erickson

Wednesday, January 10, 2007, 1:30 p.m.

The growth of Tonganoxie's school system has led to the creation of a new middle school and improvements to the high school. <a href="http://www.6newslawrence.com/news/2007/jan/04/2007_ushers_new_school_tonganoxie/">See the 6News report.</a> Richard Erickson takes your questions at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Chat about Lawrence's attractiveness to retirees with Warren Bland

Tuesday, January 9, 2007, 1:30 p.m.

Warren Bland is author of "Retire in Style: 60 outstanding places across the USA and Canada." Bland last week listed Lawrence as No. 5 in the country as a great place to retire.

Chat with Mike Baldwin from The Oklahoman

Monday, January 8, 2007, 2:00 p.m.

KU opens its Big 12 conference season Wednesday with a home date against Oklahoma State. Already chomping at the bit to talk about it? Mike Baldwin from The Oklahoman will join us Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. take questions about the upcoming game with the Cowboys and what to expect from Big 12 play as a whole.

Chelsea Curry

Chat about your New Year's diet with Chelsea Curry

Thursday, January 4, 2007, 1:30 p.m.

Chelsea Curry, a dietician with the KU Weight Management Program, will discuss health tips for the new year.

Chat about downtown bar concerns with Nick Carroll

Wednesday, January 3, 2007, 3:30 p.m.

Nick Carroll, owner of Replay Lounge and Jackpot Music Hall, will talk about the City Commission's discussions on improving downtown security.

Cathy Hamilton

Chat about BoomerGirl.com with Cathy Hamilton

Tuesday, January 2, 2007, 1:30 p.m.

You know Cathy Hamilton from television and from her <a href="http://www2.ljworld.com/news/analysis_opinion/columns/boomer_girl/">Boomer Girl Diary</a> in the Lawrence Journal-World. Now she's spearheading a new Web site aimed at creating a community for her fellow Baby Boomer women - <a href="http://www.boomergirl.com/">BoomerGirl.com.</a>