Archive for Friday, August 2, 2013

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12:00 a.m.
Marla Keown, Topeka, lights a cigarette. The FDA last week released a review of scientific research on the mint-flavored cigarettes, menthols, also announcing that it was accepting public comments about possible new regulations. Studies found that people who smoke menthol cigarettes find it easier to get addicted and tougher to quit. FDA report on menthol cigarettes cites KU study; researcher argues for ban
August 1, 2013
If additional regulations or even a ban on menthol cigarettes follow a U.S. Food and Drug Administration report released last week, it will be thanks in small part to a group of researchers at the Kansas University Medical Center. A 2007 study by KUMC and University of Minnesota researchers found that even among smokers who smoke fewer than 10 cigarettes per day, people who smoke menthol cigarettes find it tougher to quit smoking than other smokers. By Matt Erickson
8:00 a.m.
Julie Carden, photographed with her horse Princess, at the Douglas County Fair in 1988, left, and again on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at her parents home in Linwood. Girl’s pony led to her 25-year fair and rodeo career
August 2, 2013
On a warm, mid-July day in 1988, 6-year-old Julie Carden was standing by her family’s horse trailer, waiting alongside her pony, Princess, for Eudora’s CPA parade to begin when a Lawrence Journal-World photographer snapped her picture. A poster-sized copy of that black-and-white photo now hangs in Carden’s childhood home. The image not only captured the start of Carden’s long and successful fair and rodeo career, but it signified the beginning of a relationship between a little girl and her pony, a bond that set Carden on her path in life. By Nikki Wentling
5:52 p.m.
This ordinary looking home, built by Ezell-Morgan Construction, has an energy efficiency rating far better than the standard home thanks to the amount of insulation used, energy efficient furnace and heat pump and Energy Star rated appliances. Building code changes that took effect July 1 made Lawrence one of the few cities in the region to require that all newly-constructed homes undergo a home energy audit, which in most cases is going to produce a score that will allow the energy efficiency of various homes to be compared. Building code changes will give home buyers more numbers on energy efficiency
August 2, 2013
Building code changes that took effect July 1 made Lawrence one of the few cities in the region to require that all newly-constructed homes undergo a home energy audit, which in most cases is going to produce a score that will allow the energy efficiency of various homes to be compared. By Chad Lawhorn

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