Archive for Monday, October 7, 2013

Lead stories

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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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.