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Archive for Sunday, August 24, 2003

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August 24, 2003

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Mary Counts, of Lawrence Otolaryngology Associates, recently received her doctorate in audiology from the University of Arizona School of Health Sciences in Mesa, Ariz. Counts works with patients in the Lawrence area who have hearing and vestibular problems.

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John Gaunt has been elected to a two-year term on the board of directors at Ellerbe Becket, one of the country's largest and oldest architectural design firms. Gaunt, dean of the School of Architecture and Urban Design at Kansas University, served as president of the company from 1987 to 1994, when he also served on the board.

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Jaclyn Polk, Lawrence, owns a bull listed in the recently-released 2003 Fall Sire Evaluation Report published by the American Angus Assn. The report provides the latest performance information available on 6,409 sires. The report is available online at www.angus.org.

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Lawrence resident Dan Cary, a financial adviser with the Topeka office of American Express, has earned membership in the Circle of Success program and has earned invitation to the Inner Circle Conference.

To be awarded this designation, Cary established himself as one of the company's top producers and exceeded stringent financial planning and client service requirements. Only a select number of advisers are awarded this distinction each year.

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John Robertson has announced the opening of a private practice in psychology in Lawrence. Areas in which he specializes include men's issues, couple relationships, adolescent conflicts, stress management, mood difficulties and spirituality concerns.

After being granted his doctoral degree in psychology by the University of California, Robertson joined the staff at Kansas State University. His duties on campus included providing clinical services to university students in the health center, and teaching in the department of psychology. He also has published several articles about issues related to masculinity in research journals.

For the past dozen years, he has conducted a private practice in the Manhattan area. In addition to opening his practice in Lawrence, he will be doing some teaching at Kansas University.

His office is at 1012 Mass., Suite 206. H

Coming events

The Kansas Motor Carriers Assn. will provide an educational class for those who operate trucks required to comply with the safety rules and regulations of the Kansas Corporation Commission and Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration.

The new Hours of Service regulations will go into effect Jan. 4. The session is designed to give truck operators correct information about the changes. It will be Tuesday at the KMCA, 29th Street and Topeka Boulevard. To register or receive more information, call the KMCA at (785) 267-1641.

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

  • Rejuvene Day Spa, 11:30 a.m., Sept. 12, 2108 W. 27th St.
  • Smiles Family Dentistry, 11:30 a.m., Sept. 16, 3320 Clinton Parkway Court, Suite 110.
  • St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center parking facility, 5 p.m., Sept. 18, 1631 Crescent Road.
  • Kansas Public Radio, 11:30 a.m., Sept. 24, 1120 W. 11th St.
  • Lada Salon & Spa, 11:30 a.m., Sept. 26, 4931 W. Sixth St., Suite 116.
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The Kansas University Small Business Development Center will present a startup seminar, "The Right Start," from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at the center, 734 Vt., Suite 104.

The free seminar is designed for the prospective or new business owner. It will cover the business tools to start a business and mistakes to avoid. To register call 843-8844.

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A human resources study course featuring the new 2003 Society for Human Resource Management Learning System will be offered from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., starting Tuesday in Memorial Union on Washburn University's campus.

The 39-hour course helps participants build a solid foundation for managing the human resource challenges in today's work environment. The program is offered by the Washburn University Division of Continuing Education in cooperation with the SHRM.

The course consists of six modules: strategic management, work force planning and employment, human resource development, compensation and benefits, employee and labor relations, and occupational health, safety and security.

Classes will meet on Tuesday nights from Aug. 26 through Nov. 18. This course also is offered as an online course.

For more details or to register, contact Washburn University Division of Continuing Education at (785) 231-1010, ext. 1399, or visit www.washburn.edu/ce/hr.

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Beauty Brands' third annual Reduce Abuse program will be Sept. 2-28, Proceeds from the sale of every Redken Guts volume-boosting spray foam from the Lawrence store will go to Women's Transitional Care Services.

Women's Transitional Care Services is a refuge for battered women and their children in the Lawrence area. Beauty Brands customers also can add a donation to their total purchase to go directly to the shelter.

During the past two years, the Reduce Abuse program has raised $69,883 for 10 shelters nationwide.

The Kansas City, Mo.-based company's Web site, www.beautybrands.com, provides domestic violence information as well as local, state and national crisis telephone numbers.

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