Archive for Monday, October 21, 2013

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12:10 a.m.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 325 Maine. Lawrence Memorial Hospital reaches out to young athletes for baseline concussion testing
October 21, 2013
Steve Malone has sat in the bleachers or stood on the sidelines of his son Jack’s soccer games since Jack was old enough to kick a ball around. In previous seasons, Malone wasn’t too worried about what could happen to his son on the field. The kids were small, he said, and the game was nice. But now that Jack is 13, that has changed. Jack and other young athletes underwent baseline concussion testing at LMH on Sunday. This testing serves as a tool for physicians when determining when to let athletes back on the playing field after suffering a traumatic brain injury. By Nikki Wentling
10:49 a.m.
Two deer graze recently north of town. As the weather cools, the rutting season heats up, and deer are more active along the roads. Drivers should be especially alert for deer movement in the early morning and evening hours. Deer collisions can produce bounties for Douglas County residents on the ‘deer list’
October 20, 2013
Five Douglas County residents volunteer to be on the “deer list,” a rotating list of volunteers called and offered the chance to pick up freshly hit deer. By Stephen Montemayor
1:37 p.m.
Strands of grass arch over a marsh at the Baker Wetlands on Tuesday, with 31st Street seen in the background. On Tuesday, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the state's approved route of the South Lawrence Trafficway plan through the Baker Wetlands. KU students disagree with administration wetlands decision
October 20, 2013
As the Baker Wetlands’ date with construction machinery draws closer, Kansas University’s student government has voiced its discontent over the limited role it and students played in a university decision to let the Kansas Department of Transportation use part of KU-owned wetlands for the new South Lawrence Trafficway. By Ben Unglesbee
4:52 p.m.
Top-seeded singles player Alexis Czapinski, a Free State High senior, hits a return during a Class 6A regional tennis tournament, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Lawrence High. Firebird Alexis Czapinski second at state
October 21, 2013
Alexis Czapinski, a Free State High senior, placed second in singles at state on Sunday at Maize South High, completing a steady progression during her four years.

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Editorial: Lied leader
The Lied Center of Kansas is a great facility that any arts presenter should feel honored to lead as executive director.
October 21, 2013
The Lied Center of Kansas is a huge asset for Lawrence and Kansas University, and the selection of a new leader for the facility is a critical choice.