Archive for Sunday, July 7, 2002


July 7, 2002


Faces and places

SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Lawrence, adopted part of the Kansas River in celebration of River Day, June 17. Owner Chuck Mackey, sales manager Cindy Bonham and staff members bagged and hauled trash from an area along the south shore of the Kansas River below Bowersock Dam.

Ralph and Kim Newell, owners of Lawrence KOA Campground, donated $1,000 to help provide a permanent fund for maintenance of the not-yet-built Perry River Access. Their donation also was in celebration of River Day.

Evonne Cooper, a physical therapist at Lawrence Therapy Services, attended a course "Osteoporosis: A Comprehensive Treatment Strategy," May 17-18 at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. The course focused on risk factors, prevention, evaluation and treatment of osteoporosis.

Cotton-O'Neil Clinic, a division of Stormont-Vail HealthCare, announces the addition of Garrett White to the staff of nephrology physicians in Lawrence and Topeka. White is specially trained to treat chronic kidney disease, dialysis and hypertension.

White graduated from Kansas University's School of Medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Cincinnati. He completed a nephrology fellowship at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., in 2002. White is board certified in internal medicine.

White joins Drs. Robert Porter, Cory Sise and Scott Solcher at the clinic in Topeka. He joins Dr. Solcher at the clinic in Lawrence and cares for patients in Burlington and Ottawa. White is accepting patients by referral.

A team of community leaders from Lawrence has completed the Kansas Health Foundation 2002 Leadership Institute. Participants were: Karen Christilles, Lied Center; Kathy Clausing, Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Assn.; Sara Corless, Douglas County Community Foundation; Phyllis Lewin, Southwest Junior High School; Nancy Longhurst, Chamber of Commerce; Eric Scott, First State Bank and Trust of Lawrence; Rob Scott, youth volunteer; and Peggy Wallert, Cottonwood Inc.

Participants learned about the state of children's health in Kansas, and how to create an environment in their communities where children can grow up healthy.

The institute attracts a high-profile panel of national and regional experts on children's health and leadership.

Honors and awards

Lawrence-based Golf Course Superintendents Association of America's publications department has been honored with eight awards for writing, design and photography by Turf and Ornamental Communicators Assn. The awards were announced during TOCA's annual May meeting in San Antonio.

The association's magazine, Golf Course Management, received first place in overall magazine design. Roger Billings and Becky Drager are members of the design team. Billings also took first place in the Best Use of Photography-Printed Magazines category. He received a merit award for Best Use of Photography-Printed Cover.

Bunny Smith, GCM managing editor, won first place in Special Projects Writing and a Best-in-Show writing award. Amy Bird, editor of Newsline, won a merit award in the Writing for Commercial Publications, Column category. Jim McCabe, a golf writer for the Boston Globe, also received a first-place award in the Writing for Commercial Publications Turf Feature Article category.

The GCM staff includes Ed Hiscock, editor in chief; Scott Hollister, editor; Angela Nitz, senior associate editor; Teresa Carson, science editor; Seth Jones and Scott Wogomon, associate editors; and Alicia Meyer, coordinator.

Coming events

Housing and Credit Counseling is having a class on financial literacy from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Topeka Public Library, 1515 W. 10th St. Tucker Financial Services will present the class, which includes setting a foundation, goal setting, savings strategies, investment terminology, stocks, bonds and mutual funds.

The class is free, but reservations are requested. They can be made by calling (785) 234-0217, Ext. 368 or (800) 383-0217, Ext. 368.

The 2002 Kansas Economic Policy conference "At the Crossroads: Can Kansas Afford Its Future?" has been scheduled for Oct. 17 in the Kansas Union at Kansas University.

The annual conference draws business leaders, legislators, policy-makers, educators and others interested in analyzing the state's current and projected economic realities. It is presented by the Policy Research Institute at KU and by KU Continuing Education.

Participants may register online at /kepc.

Consumer Credit Counseling Services will present "Discover More Dollars" from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the United Way Building, 2518 Ridge Court. The workshop is designed to help participants map out a road to financial success. Some of the topics will be financial goal setting, developing a realistic budget, cutting costs, evaluating spending habits and starting a savings plan.

The workshop is free, but reservations are requested. To reserve a space, call 749-4224, ext. 369 or (800) 383-0217, ext. 369. Classes are sponsored by Capitol Federal Savings and the United Way of Douglas County.

The Kansas Association of Insurance Agents will be sponsoring a three-hour seminar July 23 to help Palm Pilot owners become more effective users.

The seminar will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents office, 815 S.W. Topeka Blvd. in Topeka.

The seminar will cover the following areas: address book, calendar, to-do list, memo pad, adding new programs, beaming documents and programs to other Palms, getting information from your computer onto your Palm.

The instructor will be David Pownell, an educational technology specialist from Kansas State University. He is a doctoral candidate in education administration, specializing in hand-held computing for education.

The registration fee is $45 for KAIA members and $65 for nonmembers. To register or for more information, call (785) 232-0561 or (800) 229-7048. People also can register online at

The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce announces the following upcoming ribbon-cutting ceremonies:

East Hill Business Park Speculation Building, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Greenway Circle.;

Laird Noller Collision Repair Center, 11:30 a.m., Friday, 814 W. 23rd St.;

Cottman Transmission, 11:30 a.m., July 16, 612 N. Second St.;

Event Connections Catering, 11:30 a.m., July 19, 734 Vt.;

Home Sweet Home Pet Resort, 11:30 a.m., July 23, 2140 Haskell Ave.

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