Archive for Thursday, July 10, 2008

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Births
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Taking the field Learning the ropes Pristine vista
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Polls
Do you give your neighbor or a friend a key to your house to keep an eye on it when you go away on vacation?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes.
 
56%
No.
 
43%
Total 524
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Growth in Lawrence has slowed to roughly the state average while growth in the Kansas City suburbs continues at a more brisk pace. City’s growth at 0.8 percent
July 10, 2008 in print edition on 1A
We’ve fallen out of the magic circle. Population numbers released today by the U.S. Census Bureau reinforced an emerging trend: Lawrence is no longer part of a group of Kansas City suburbs that consistently grow faster than the statewide average. Lawrence’s population grew by 0.8 percent from July 2006 to July 2007. That represented an increase of 742 people for a total of 89,852.
11:00 a.m.
Online chat
Douglas County Commission candidate Grant Eichhorn chats about primary election
July 10, 2008
Grant Eichhorn is running for Douglas County Commission in the Second District. He is a Republican.
11:00 a.m.
Online chat
Douglas County Commission candidate Grant Eichhorn chats about primary election
July 10, 2008
Grant Eichhorn is running for Douglas County Commission in the Second District. He is a Republican.
12:22 p.m.
Online chat
Douglas County Commission candidate Grant Eichhorn chats about primary election
July 10, 2008
Grant Eichhorn is running for Douglas County Commission in the Second District. He is a Republican.
12:22 p.m.
Jay Cady, right, and Leslie Cady, middle, both of Mission, show Oren Whalen, 2, and his father, Dan Carey-Whalen, both of Lawrence, a magic trick Wednesday at Ninth and Massachusetts streets before the Busker Fest planning committee's tour of downtown. The Busker Fest is set for Aug. 23 and 24 in Lawrence. City readies for festival
July 10, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Plans for Lawrence’s Busker Fest, featuring street performers ranging from human statues to sword swallowers, are coming together, as organizers toured the downtown area Wednesday evening.Busker Fest is scheduled for Aug. 22 through 24.
12:30 p.m.
Online chat
Douglas County Commission candidate Grant Eichhorn chats about primary election
July 10, 2008
Grant Eichhorn is running for Douglas County Commission in the Second District. He is a Republican.
12:30 p.m.
Online chat
Douglas County Commission candidate Grant Eichhorn chats about primary election
July 10, 2008
Grant Eichhorn is running for Douglas County Commission in the Second District. He is a Republican.
3:30 p.m.
Dr. Matthew Buxton, right, of Free State Dermatology in Lawrence, stopped taking new Medicare patients in January because his costs outpace the government's reimbursement rates. Doctors can’t afford new Medicare patients
July 10, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Some Lawrence physicians are fed up with the lack of Medicare reimbursements and are cutting off new patients to help make ends meet. Dr. Matthew Buxton, of Free State Dermatology in Lawrence, is one of them. Since Jan. 1, he hasn’t been accepting new Medicare patients. “It just got to the point where I couldn’t continue to increase the number of patients I was seeing at that level of reimbursement,” he said.
10:00 p.m.
Chris Watkins, who will be a junior at Free State High School this fall, mows a yard in a Lawrence neighborhood Wednesday. Watkins mows about 20 yards a week for a summer job, but higher gas costs are eating into his earnings. Fuel costs cut into lawn business
July 10, 2008 in print edition on 11B
Chris Watkins has been mowing lawns for four years, and while his prices are steady, gas and oil costs are not. “It’s affected me quite a bit,” the 16-year-old Lawrence resident said. “Most of my yards are $20. You can’t raise prices in the middle of the season, so that hurts.”

All stories

K.C. balk caps Chicago comeback
White Sox overcome 5-0 deficit
July 10, 2008 in print edition on B1
Carlos Quentin’s towering home runs kept Chicago close, then the White Sox went ahead without so much as a pitch being thrown.
Nursing steps
Training and retaining more qualified nurses is an important part of the Kansas health care challenge.
July 10, 2008 in print edition on A6
Efforts in Kansas to ease the ongoing nurses shortage deserve applause, but it seems that this problem isn’t likely to go away anytime soon.