Archive for Monday, September 30, 2013

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8:51 a.m.
Mike Yoder/Journal-World Photo.The east side bleachers and start of the steel structure frame for the press box is seen at KU's new track and field under construction at the Rock Chalk Park development Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. Between the foreground field of cattle and running through the frame from left to right is South Lawrence Trafficway. This view is from Hwy 40, also 6th Street, looking back to the northeast from just past the intersection with the SLT. The development will include a proposed $25 million city-owned recreation center,  softball and soccer facilities and the track and field for Kansas University. City to consider issuing industrial revenue bonds for Rock Chalk Park project
September 29, 2013
City commissioners at their meeting Tuesday will be asked to approve up to $40 million in industrial revenue bonds for the project, a type of special financing that won’t obligate the city to pay for the privately owned sports facilities but will allow the project to receive a 10-year tax abatement. By Chad Lawhorn
10:00 a.m.
From left, Kelsey Hunter, an Americorps worker with the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence, Jolene Croxell, WIC supervisor with the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, and Olympia Tyner, clinic assistant with the health department, participate in workshop hosted by the United Way of Douglas County. AmeriCorps Members Work to Reduce Parents’ Unnecessary Trips to the ER
September 30, 2013
“What to Do When Your Child Gets Sick,” an easy-to-read reference book that gives caregivers clear-cut instructions on how to deal with common pediatric health concerns, from high fevers to nasty coughs, is helping parents feel more comfortable discerning when a health challenge calls for the ER, a call to the doctor, or just a few days’ rest. By Micki Chestnut
12:00 p.m.
Sri Srinivasan, is hugged by a family member after being inducted into the Lawrence High School Hall of Honor Sunday afternoon at LHS. Srinivasan, who is a member of the class of 1985, is currently a judge with the United States Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia circuit. Other 2013 inductees included Judge Monti Belot, class of 1961, Nancy Todd, class of 1966, and Brady Tanner, class of 2001. Lawrence High School inducts four to Hall of Honor
September 29, 2013
The Lawrence High School Alumni Association inducted U.S. District Judge Monti Belot III, Colorado State Senator Nancy (Knox) Todd, U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Sri Srinivasan and Special Olympian Brady Tanner to its Hall of Honor Sunday.
2:17 p.m.
Brannen Greene Brannen Greene: Kansas players ‘get along great’
September 29, 2013
One of the best things about playing basketball at Kansas University, Brannen Greene says, is the camaraderie of a close-knit team. By Gary Bedore
6:15 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. What does the Affordable Care Act mean for you?
September 30, 2013
Obamacare is here. A major piece of the 2010 Affordable Care Act will be rolled out Tuesday. But what does that mean for you, the Lawrence consumer? By Giles Bruce

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Editorial: Education image
Kansas’ image as a state that values education is taking a significant hit in recent news reports.
September 30, 2013
Some recent association reports are making it look like Kansas doesn’t care very much about education.