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Archive for Monday, October 7, 2013

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10:13 a.m.
A young boy walks with his skateboard along Iowa Street near Oxford Road where construction continues on Iowa. Sidewalks in the area have been removed and several streets east of Iowa Street, including Oxford, are closed for the project. This view looks north from Oxford toward the intersection and stop lights at Ninth and Iowa. Most of Lawrence road construction done for the year
October 7, 2013
The road construction season in Lawrence is nearing its conclusion, with Iowa Street remaining the only project significantly tying up traffic. By Giles Bruce
12:00 p.m.
This 1953 Cadillac Series 62 sits on display at the Lawrence Antique Auto Club's 41st annual Antique Car Show on Sunday, October 6. Fred Klafta, of Kingsville, Mo., owns the car, which has been in his family for more than 50 years. Owner shows off Cadillac at antique car show
October 6, 2013
Fred Klafta sat next to his 1953 Cadillac Series 62 at the 41st Annual Antique Car Show on Sunday, willing and eager to to talk about the car that has been in his family for more than 50 years. Klafta knew every repair his father, Casimir, made to the car before his death in 2005, and he can tell of the grand plans he still has in store. By Nikki Wentling
2:30 p.m.
Rosilyn Wells, right, discusses information regarding the Affordable Care Act with Lawrence Memorial Hospital personal care assistants Barbara Harris, left, and Debra Pacheco, center, during Saturday's LMH Health Fair. Wells will be the only full-time ACA navigator in Lawrence and will work out of Heartland Community Health Center. The online health-insurance marketplace — a major piece of the 2010 health care law — will be unveiled Tuesday. Obamacare enrollment slow in Lawrence thus far
October 7, 2013
Pictured: Rosilyn Wells, right, discusses information regarding the Affordable Care Act with Lawrence Memorial Hospital personal care assistants Barbara Harris, left, and Debra Pacheco, center. An overload of visitors to the healthcare.gov website in the first few days after the rollout of the new health insurance marketplace has delayed the application process for many Americans. Officials tasked with implementing the law in Kansas, however, caution residents to be patient, since plans bought now don’t go into effect until Jan. 1. By Giles Bruce
7:02 p.m.
In late June, Lecompton resident Roxanne Laughlin was diagnosed with breast cancer. Despite the fact that she did not have health insurance, Laughlin said she was going to do whatever she had to do to get the treatments she needed. Laughlin sought help through Health Care Access, which guided her through the application process for getting insurance. She has had two surgeries since being diagnosed and begins her first round of chemotherapy on Oct. 10. Early breast cancer detection program works — if women know about it
October 7, 2013
Roxanne Laughlin was getting a tooth pulled at the dentist when she got even more painful news: She had cancer. And she was uninsured. By Giles Bruce

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KU volleyball players honored again
October 7, 2013
Kansas University earned its third consecutive Big 12 Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week honor, and added the Defensive Player of the Week award, too.
Prep Oubre expected to announce today
Cliff Alexander says he’ll announce Nov. 20, then changes to Nov. 16
11:56 p.m., October 7, 2013 Updated 09:45 a.m.
Blue-chip basketball shooting guard Kelly Oubre, a 6-foot-7 senior wing from Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nev., who has pared his list of prospective colleges to Kansas and Kentucky, caused quite a stir on Twitter on Monday night, writing, “Big News Tomorrow!!” By Gary Bedore
Seabury runner wins at McLouth
October 7, 2013
Bishop Seabury Academy’s Kate Albrecht won the girls 4K race at the McLouth Cross Country invitational on Monday. Albrecht won in 15:47. Eilish Gibson placed 46th in 20:16.
FSHS soccer’s scoring funk continues, 1-0
October 7, 2013
Free State soccer coach Kelly Barah changed up his team’s shooting practices this week. Next game, he’s going to try a different pregame speech. By Jesse Newell
City prep golfers struggle at tricky LCC
October 7, 2013
Lawrence Country Club isn’t exactly the most popular destination in the Sunflower League. By Benton Smith
Nobel-winning Israeli scientist speaks at KU about the revolution in personalized medicine
October 7, 2013
Aaron Ciechanover, Israeli scientist and professor at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, described recent revolutions in medicine and drug development, including the one currently remaking the world: personalized medicine. Ciechanover spoke at the KU School of Pharmacy Building to give the 13th Takeru Higuchi Memorial Lecture.By Ben Unglesbee
Everything you need to know about the Supreme Court school finance case
October 7, 2013
The Kansas Supreme Court will hear oral arguments at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the school finance case Gannon vs. Kansas. Here’s what you need to know about the hearing.
Shutdown hurting U.S. image abroad, top pollster, KU grad tells Lawrence audience
October 7, 2013
The current federal government shutdown is beginning to scare the tea and crumpets out of the rest of the world, one of Great Britain’s top pollsters and political commentators told a Lawrence audience Monday. By Chad Lawhorn
Once considered experimental, freezing eggs is giving women a way to have families after cancer treatment
October 7, 2013
Considered an experimental procedure until last year, freezing women’s eggs before they undergo cancer therapies is providing a new way for women to preserve and control their reproductive future. By Ben Unglesbee
City commission to consider $725,000 loan to homeless shelter
October 7, 2013
Lawrence city commissioners at their Tuesday evening meeting once again will consider making a $725,000 low-interest loan to the Lawrence Community Shelter. By Chad Lawhorn
Early breast cancer detection program works — if women know about it
October 7, 2013
Roxanne Laughlin was getting a tooth pulled at the dentist when she got even more painful news: She had cancer. And she was uninsured. By Giles Bruce
New water treatment plant proposed east of Lawrence
October 7, 2013
Public Wholesale Water Supply District No. 25 is seeking a permit to build a new treatment plant east of Lawrence. Douglas County commissioners will consider that request at 4 p.m. Wednesday. By Peter Hancock
Jayhawk Federal Credit Union says it’s open, but customers are reporting problems
October 7, 2013
The Jayhawk Federal Credit Union says it is open this week after closing for part of last week due to staff departures. But some customers say they are having trouble accessing their accounts. By Peter Hancock
KU to look into ‘ways to improve’ procedures for Late Night
October 7, 2013
Kansas University associate athletic director, public affairs Jim Marchiony issued a statement Monday addressing problems related to fans storming the various entrances of Allen Fieldhouse for general admission seating at Friday’s Late Night in the Phog.
FSHS football drops to No. 2 after 1st loss
October 7, 2013
The Free State High football team’s first loss of the season only cost it one spot in the rankings.
Health care providers raise concerns about KanCare
October 7, 2013
A long line of health care providers today appeared before a legislative committee to complain about problems under KanCare, the privately-run managed-care program that provides medical services to nearly 400,000 Kansans. By Scott Rothschild
KU-Oklahoma to kick off at 2:30 p.m., Oct. 19
October 7, 2013
The Big 12 Conference today announced that KU’s game against OU will kick off at 2:30 p.m. and will be shown on national television by either ABC, ESPN or ESPN2. The network decision will come at a later date but the time is set.
KU football’s Tony Pierson ‘day-to-day’ with head injury
October 7, 2013
Kansas University running back/wide receiver Tony Pierson, who was injured during last week’s loss to Texas Tech after being slammed to the ground following a long catch and run, is listed as day-to-day, according to KU coach Charlie Weis.
Bankruptcies for Oct. 7
October 7, 2013
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection recently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
Marriages for Oct. 7
October 7, 2013
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County.
25 years ago: Haskell assigned interim president as Gipp sent to Washington
October 7, 2013
The bureau was planning to send Van Peters, a BIA administrator, to serve as Haskell’s acting president in the interim.
Obamacare enrollment slow in Lawrence thus far
October 7, 2013
Pictured: Rosilyn Wells, right, discusses information regarding the Affordable Care Act with Lawrence Memorial Hospital personal care assistants Barbara Harris, left, and Debra Pacheco, center. An overload of visitors to the healthcare.gov website in the first few days after the rollout of the new health insurance marketplace has delayed the application process for many Americans. Officials tasked with implementing the law in Kansas, however, caution residents to be patient, since plans bought now don’t go into effect until Jan. 1. By Giles Bruce
Divorces for Oct. 7
October 7, 2013
Divorces granted in Douglas County.
Opinion: Miami officials should thank Argentine president
October 7, 2013
Miami officials should erect a statue to Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
Opinion: Obama has big diplomatic opportunity
October 7, 2013
President Obama is approaching one of those moments when a big turn in foreign policy is possible.
Editorial: Healthy options
It may take some effort to figure out the best way to offer healthy options at city-owned concession stands, but it’s a goal worth pursuing.
October 7, 2013 in print edition on A10
The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is all about people being physically active and having a healthy lifestyle.
40 years ago: Recent rains, sun prove damaging to milo crop
October 7, 2013
The grain’s quality depended on the farmer being able to harvest it at exactly the right time, before secondary sprouting occurred.
Horoscopes for Oct. 7
October 7, 2013
For Monday, Oct. 7 This year you seem naturally happier to others; you have a smile for nearly everyone. If you are single, your smile attracts many potential sweeties. If you are attached, your ease and willingness to be yourself adds to the dimension of your relationship.
Business briefcase Oct. 7
October 7, 2013
John Gibson has formed FreeState Patent Services, a boutique law firm in Lawrence specializing in intellectual property and patents. Gibson, a former partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon, has more than 15 years of experience practicing patent law. Gibson earned his law degree with honors from Arizona State University and his bachelor’s degree in physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
100 years ago: Manners, habits of KU students criticized by professor
October 7, 2013
“Prof. Wilcox’s subject, ‘Things I Do Not Like,’ gave him wide latitude for criticism and he minced no words in giving it.”
School finance case to have political consequences, experts say
October 7, 2013
The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in a constitutional lawsuit over school finance. Two political science professors say the outcome could have far-reaching political consequences. By Peter Hancock
Most of Lawrence road construction done for the year
October 7, 2013
The road construction season in Lawrence is nearing its conclusion, with Iowa Street remaining the only project significantly tying up traffic. By Giles Bruce
DCSS board introduces new executive director
October 7, 2013
Kristin Scheurer, the marketing director for Bridge Haven, a Lawrence assisted living complex, will begin as the DCSS director on October 23.
Mrs. Mass.: Merchants Pub & Plate
October 7, 2013
Arguably one of the highly anticipated openings of the summer/fall season here in Lawrence was Merchants Pub & Plate. I for one was overly eager to set foot in this new gastropub. By Jessica Pauly