Archive for Monday, June 11, 2012

Also from June 11

On the street
Has your city of Lawrence tap water had a strange taste or odor the past few days?

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Total 388

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12:00 a.m.
Pharmacist Ken Wood and Alicia Norton fill prescriptions  for patients at the Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas in Pittsburg. The on-site pharmacy helps create a one-stop shop for patients. Underground prescription drugs an ‘epidemic’
June 10, 2012
On a daily basis, people in Lawrence engage in an underground economy of selling and buying prescription pain medications, said a Douglas County mother of two.
10:00 a.m.
Five-year-old Gillian Sellet, center, lights up as she and other young children gather to look at classic pieces of art while listening to poetry  during Kidsapalooza June 4 at the Lawrence Public Library. Kidsapalooza is one of many events hosted by the library that are designed to keep kids intellectually engaged during the summer months. Programs aim to plug brain drain
June 10, 2012
On a sunny afternoon, children were inside throwing pieces of felt in the air, gluing abstract cutout shapes to paper and designing nature collages with leaves, branches and twigs. As the group of 5- and 6-year-olds was learning about famous modern artists at the Lawrence Public Library, they also were practicing the skills they had spent the previous nine months acquiring in school.
2:00 p.m.
University of Kansas Professor Emeritus of Art Elden Tefft stands by a fullsize wax sculpture of his Sandrat statue. The statue will stand about 3 feet tall and will sit on a curved limestone bench which spans 12 feet. The proposed site for the sculpture and plaza is near the new hydroelectric plant currently under construction on the north bank of the Kaw River. Home sought for sandrat sculpture
June 10, 2012
A proposal is being considered to install a sandrat sculpture on the north bank of the Kansas River, just east of the Massachusetts Street bridge.
6:00 p.m.
Jay Lovett, a water treatment technician for the city of Lawrence, collects a sample of water at the Kaw River Water Treatment Plant, on Monday June 11, 2012. Some people have complained drinking water has an odd taste and smell. Officials say it's caused by geosmin, which is a by-product of dead algae that accumulate at Clinton Lake and sometimes in the Kansas River. City officials working to pinpoint cause of odd odor, taste in drinking water; safety not a concern, they say
June 11, 2012
Officials at the city’s two water treatment plants are running tests today to determine what is causing odd taste and odor issues with the city’s drinking water, but are confident the water remains safe to consume.
10:00 p.m.
Mike Tennyson, owner and baker at Munchers Bakery, 925 Iowa, prepares some strawberry and cream-cheese pastries while working his overnight shift recently. Offbeat Occupations: Munchers baker owns the night
June 10, 2012
It’s the drunks who come at night. They stagger in bleary-eyed, fix their gaze on the wood display case and cast a slurred order at the person behind the counter. The person behind the counter is often Mike Tennyson, owner of Munchers Bakery, 925 Iowa.

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