Health Department to offer flu shots to public this week
With a supply of influenza vaccine remaining, the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department will administer flu shots around the county this week.
Today, the department will give the shots from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Lecompton Community Building and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Holcom Recreation Center, 2700 W. 27th St.
Wednesday, shots will be available from 9 a.m. to noon at Babcock Place, 1700 Mass. Also beginning that day, shots will be available at department, 200 Maine, on a walk-in basis during regular clinic hours.
Thursday, the public can receive the vaccine from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the department.
Friday, the shots will be available at Eudora city hall, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, shots will be given from 10 a.m. to noon at the Health Department.
The charge for the vaccine is $8. However, no one will be turned away because of inability to pay. Those enrolled in Medicare Part B will not be charged. For more information, call 843-0721.
Lawrence native performs in New York fund-raiser
Trish Garland, a Lawrence native, is performing as an original cast member of the landmark Broadway musical, "A Chorus Line," at a New York gala today.
More than 20 years ago, Garland played the role of Judy Turner in the musical. The Broadway Actors Equity Fund invited Garland and other cast members to its annual fund-raiser, Broadway Cares, to honor the 25th anniversary of "A Chorus Line." The cast will be performing from the original score today at the Palace Theatre in New York.
The event raises money for AIDS and Breast Cancer Research. Since 1987, Broadway Cares has distributed more than $25 million for AIDS research.
Garland grew up in Lawrence and attended Lawrence High School. She now lives in Sherman Oaks, Calif., where she runs her own fitness studio.
Charges still pending in Ottawa shooting
Charges were pending late Monday in Franklin County against two people being held for a weekend shooting in Ottawa.
The victim, Jeremy M. Ward, 30, Ottawa, is in fair condition in Kansas University Medical Center, Ottawa Police said Monday. Officers found Ward lying wounded behind a building about 12:20 a.m. Saturday, police said.
An investigation is continuing, but the shooting may be connected to an earlier disturbance at an Ottawa bar, Capt. Ron Puterbaugh said.
Police arrested a 17-year-old boy a short time later after tracing a car that was seen leaving the scene, Puterbaugh said.
About noon Saturday, police acted on information that led them to a second suspect, identified as a 30-year-old Ottawa man. He was arrested following a car stop on Interstate 35.
Both remained in the Franklin County Jail awaiting charges.