Archive for Friday, February 7, 2014

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12:00 a.m.
Mary Marshall, a registered dental hygienist at Douglas County Dental Clinic, checks the teeth of her brother and patient Gary Marshall on Thursday. A hearing will soon be held in the state legislature for an anti-fluoride bill that would require municipalities that fluoridate their water, which includes Lawrence, to notify citizens that fluoride can reduce the IQ of children. Oral health advocates are fighting back. Fluoride fight pits oral health advocates against those who say their science is outdated
February 7, 2014
A bill in the Kansas Legislature would require municipalities that fluoridate their water to notify citizens that “the latest science confirms that ingested fluoride lowers the IQ in children.” By Giles Bruce
9:58 a.m.
Stock image of horses Escaped horses found shot to death near county road
February 6, 2014
A Douglas County man says he’s upset after learning someone shot and killed a pair of old horses he kept on his property before he knew they’d gotten loose. The horses apparently had been wandering around East 250 Road south of Stull for several days before being found this week, both dead. By Sara Shepherd
11:55 a.m.
Shutterstock image of social media More calls from KU to suspend social media policy
February 6, 2014
More Kansas University faculty and staff have called on the Kansas Board of Regents to suspend a controversial social media policy passed last December. The University Senate approved a resolution, already adopted by governance bodies at other Kansas universities, urging the regents to nix the policy while a work group created by the regents reviews it. By Ben Unglesbee
2:06 p.m.
CVS CORP. plans to build a pharmacy at the southeast corner of 23rd and Iowa streets at the former site of Furr's Cafeteria. Plans call for replacing the former Furr's building in a $2 million construction project set for the second half of 2007. Lawrence health advocates happy to see CVS quitting tobacco
February 7, 2014
Lawrence health advocates applaud a decision by CVS to stop selling tobacco products and hope more businesses will take similar steps. “It’s very refreshing when somebody makes a decision that may have some financial implications but they do it for the right reasons.” By Sara Shepherd
5:26 p.m.
Shutterstock image of a bedbug City hopes new policy will help control bedbugs
February 7, 2014
Lawrence city commissioners are set to approve a new policy that will require more record-keeping, and, at times, mandatory inspections to control the hard-to-kill pest. By Chad Lawhorn

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Editorial: Artful dodger
Just like the Seattle Seahawks offense, President Obama proved to be an adept dodger during his Sunday interview with FoxNews host Bill O’Reilly.
February 7, 2014
It’s ironic that the much ballyhooed football Super Bowl game was played last Sunday, the same day as the much ballyhooed Bill O’Reilly interview with President Obama.