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12:00 a.m.
Corbet Collins, 74, gardens an acre of land in North Lawrence. The retiree distributes his produce throughout the community, including at senior living centers such as Babcock Place, 1700 Mass. What he won't do is accept payment for the fruits of his labor. Below, Collins is shown working his land. Paying it forward
September 10, 2008 in print edition on 1C
For the past 17 years, Corbet Collins has been the Santa Claus of produce for many in the Lawrence area. Only you don’t have to be naughty or nice to get your Christmas in July. You just have to keep your wallet out of sight.
10:00 a.m.
Dr. Tom Marcellino takes a look at the injured heel of Eudora resident Craig Potthast on Wednesday at Mt. Oread Family Practice. Marcellino is among the dwindling number of recent medical school graduates to enter the field of family care. Most young doctors are opting for specialized and higher-paying practices. Care crisis: Only 2 percent of med students plan to work in primary care field
September 11, 2008 in print edition on 1A
For Dr. Tom Marcellino, the idea of being a family practice physician is a romantic one. Marcellino - the grandson of a longtime central Kansas family physician - likes the idea of having a core group of patients that he gets to know. “You get to talk to people,” said Marcellino, a new doctor with Lawrence’s Mt. Oread Family Practice. “You see them for most of their lives. You see their children.”
2:00 p.m.
Lawrence resident Dave Buller, left of center, entertains his friends with a story during the Taste of Lawrence Wednesday on the lawn next to Meadowbrook Apartments. With Buller are Lawrence residents clockwise from front left, Angela Loch, Christina Diedel, Dave Loch and Dan Diedel. Both familiar and unfamiliar faces alike mingled over samples of food and drink from various Lawrence establishments. Area eateries thank educators at Taste of Lawrence event
September 11, 2008 in print edition on 3A
A few rain clouds couldn’t stop about 1,000 hungry Lawrencians from digging into the best food local restaurants could offer. This year’s Taste of Lawrence featured the traditional (Italian sausages from Wayne & Larry’s) and the exotic (jerk rubbed swordfish with shallot mango chutney from Ten restaurant at the Eldridge Hotel), all in an effort to thank area educators for their work.
6:00 p.m.
Hilltop Child Development Center student Carter Elston tugs on a green bean as he and several classmates gather vegetables from the garden at the preschool at Kansas University. Hilltop was recently awarded a national grant that will buy gardening supplies and educational gardening resources. Planting seeds: Grant supports Hilltop’s efforts to teach children about gardening
September 11, 2008 in print edition on 1C
School has ramped up for another industrious year, marking a bittersweet end to the long, languid days most Lawrence children could spend outdoors, capturing fireflies or collecting worms. But for the kids at Hilltop Child Development Center, life in the wild has just begun.

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User fees?
Whether it’s highways or health care, maybe it’s fair for those who use the system most to pay more to support it.
September 11, 2008 in print edition on A8
As state officials open discussions about a new comprehensive transportation plan, the topic of additional toll roads has come up. Adding tolls to some highways is seen as an alternative to higher gasoline taxes, which officials want to avoid.