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Chats for June 2007

Gary Saathoff

Chat about Fourth of July fireworks with Gary Saathoff

Thursday, June 28, 2007, 1:30 p.m.

Gary Saathoff is leading the Jaycees' efforts to put on a Fourth of July fireworks show for the community. He'll take your questions about next week's festivities.

Chat with Tonganoxie Mayor Mike Vestal

Wednesday, June 27, 2007, 1:30 p.m.

Tonganoxie Mayor Mike Vestal will take questions about issues in his town.

Chat about fireworks safety

Tuesday, June 26, 2007, 1:30 p.m.

As the Fourth of July approaches, Eve Tolefree, of Lawrence-Douglas County Fire and Medical, will take reader questions about fireworks safety.

Jim Ploger

Chat about wind power with Jim Ploger

Monday, June 25, 2007, 1:00 p.m.

Jim Ploger, manager of the climate and energy programs for the Kansas Energy Office, will take your questions about wind energy.

Chat about water safety, lake activities

Thursday, June 21, 2007, 1:30 p.m.

On the first official day of summer, Kipp Walters, park ranger with the Corps of Engineers at Clinton Lake, will answer questions about water safety, as well as recreation opportunities at the lake.

Chat about expanding tech education in the Lawrence school district.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007, 11:00 a.m.

Deputy Superintendent Bruce Passman and Tech Ed Specialist Patrick Kelley will be in for an online chat about the expanding tech ed program and JCCC's partnership with the district.

New executive director of Senior Services of Douglas County to discuss aging issues

Tuesday, June 19, 2007, 1:30 p.m.

John Glassman, the new executive director of Douglas County Senior Services, is will chat about issues related to aging and Medicare. The agency is committed to creating opportunities that allow Douglas County residents 60 and older to remain independent and active in their homes and communities.

Nikki King

Chat about the uninsured with Nikki King

Monday, June 18, 2007, 11:00 a.m.

More than 12,000 people living in Douglas County don't have health insurance. It's a number that has skyrocketed in the past decade regionally and nationally. Nikki King executive director of Health Care Access will chat Monday about who makes up the uninsured population in Douglas County.

Chat about flag etiquette

Thursday, June 14, 2007, 1:30 p.m.

In honor of Flag Day, Jerry Hanson, post commander of American Legion Dorsey Liberty Post No. 14 in Lawrence, will answer questions about how to display, store and otherwise care for the American flag.

Cliff Galante

Chat about the T's future with Cliff Galante

Wednesday, June 13, 2007, 3:00 p.m.

Lawrence Transit System Administrator Cliff Galante joined us for an online chat Wednesday to take questions on proposed changes to T fares and other policy changes.

New Parks and Recreation leader to discuss city's programs

Tuesday, June 12, 2007, 2:00 p.m.

Ernie Shaw, a longtime supervisor in the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department, was named its interim director last March. He will chat about his future plans for the department, among other topics.

Chat about foreclosures with Jonathan Becker

Monday, June 11, 2007, 2:00 p.m.

Jonathan Becker, a local attorney specializing in foreclosures and bankruptcies, will be online at 2 p.m. Monday to discuss foreclosures in Douglas County.

Lt. Kari Wempe and Lt. Doug Woods

Chat about Wakarusa Festival law enforcement with Douglas County Sheriff's officers

Thursday, June 7, 2007, 1:30 p.m.

Lt. Kari Wempe and Lt. Doug Woods of the Douglas County Sheriff's Department chat about security and their role at the upcoming Wakarusa Festival.

Douglas County Relay for Life

Wednesday, June 6, 2007, 1:30 p.m.

Chat with Tina Yates, co-chairwoman of Douglas County Relay for Life, about the June 8 fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

Chat about the Downtown Lawrence Film Noir Film Festival series

Tuesday, June 5, 2007, 1:30 p.m.

Rick Marquez, executive director of Downtown Lawrence Inc., will chat with readers about plans for the outdoor Film Noir Film Festival series, which starts on Thursday, June 7. The film series includes "In A Lonely Place" on Thursday, "Double Indemnity" on July 5, "The Big Clock" on Aug. 2 and "Criss Cross" on Sept. 6.

Bill Weatherford

Chat with Dr. Bill Weatherford about the Internet and medicine

Monday, June 4, 2007, 10:30 a.m.

Dr. Bill Weatherford, a family practice doctor at Family Medicine of Tonganoxie will answer questions Monday at 10:30 a.m. on how patients and doctors use the Internet for medical information. See the Sunday story about the topic <a href="http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2007/jun/03/virtual_blessing/">here.</a>