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Journal-World to host Hearts of Gold Ball benefit for hospital
March 15, 2014
The Journal-World will play host to this year’s Hearts of Gold Ball, which benefits the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association. By Giles Bruce
Officials OK Westar’s $43.6 million rate increase for transmission costs
March 13, 2014
The Kansas Corporation Commission on Thursday approved a $43.6 million increase in Westar Energy electric rates.
NASA selects Lawrence business to develop high-altitude drone
March 13, 2014
A Lawrence small business has been chosen by NASA to develop a drone for high-altitude air sampling missions. The unmanned air vehicle is envisioned to provide data for earth science programs at NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, with other possible missions including military or civilian surveillance, cell and GPS services, package delivery to remote locations, wildfire monitoring and wildlife and crop surveys. By Sara Shepherd
Mrs. Mass.: Treat yourself to ‘me time’ with bloom
March 13, 2014
Every year around this time, as spring approaches, life seems to pick up the pace, wouldn’t you agree?
Headaches are a pain, but treating them can be too, says new LMH doctor
March 11, 2014
People have been getting headaches for thousands of years. In ancient times, people went as far as to drill holes in their skulls to relieve the pressure. And while we don’t yet have a cure for headaches in 2014, we do have better options for treating them. By Giles Bruce
Business briefcase March 10
March 10, 2014
Grant Ryan has been hired by Sunflower Bank as a senior vice president and commercial relationship manager, the bank announced.
Mrs. Mass.: Bird Dog all bark and good bites
March 6, 2014
Lawrence has no shortage of fantastic restaurants downtown (we all know that). But if you travel up the hill to Kansas University’s campus, you probably know the options to dine out aren’t as bountiful. Luckily, located at the north entrance of main campus is Bird Dog Bar, which features an upscale, American sportsman theme and tasty meals. By Jessica Pauly
Carnival at LMH Saturday to teach kids about nutrition, fitness
March 4, 2014
Lawrence Memorial Hospital is hosting a nutrition carnival Saturday morning for children and accompanying adults.
LMH named one of nation’s top 100 hospitals for second consecutive year
March 3, 2014
For the second year in a row, Lawrence Memorial Hospital has been named one of the top 100 hospitals in the country by a leading health care information company. By Giles Bruce
Business briefcase
March 3, 2014
Four people from Lawrence are among the 40 selected for the 2014 class of Leadership Kansas, a program administered and supported by the Kansas Chamber of Commerce to educate and motivate leaders from around the state.
Farm workshop series on tap for April start in Douglas County
March 3, 2014
A farm just north of Lawrence will be the site of the kickoff of a four-part workshop series planned by the Kansas Rural Center that will focus on building and using plastic-covered tunnels to enhance crop production and extend growing seasons.
Building your own KU basketball shrine
February 27, 2014
The passion of a Jayhawk fan generally extends far beyond Allen Fieldhouse and find its way into the home. Some make collages of ticket stubs, quilts of KU T-shirts and displays of signed memorabilia; some dedicate entire rooms in the house to our beloved basketball players; and some have a 400-pound Jayhawk in their foyer. Here are eight ways to take your dedication to the Kansas basketball team from Allen Fieldhouse and extend it to the home with a DIY shrine. By Nadia Imafidon
Mrs. Mass.: Framewoods the picture of KU fandom
February 27, 2014
Here in the land of crimson and blue, Jayhawk memorabilia has a value all its own.
Lawrence liquor store owners oppose push for groceries to sell more alcohol
February 25, 2014
Liquor store owners in Lawrence and elsewhere across the state are worried that House Bill 2556, which had a hearing before the House Commerce Committee last week, could put them out of business and hurt the state’s economy by transferring profits to out-of-state corporations. By Giles Bruce
Douglas County businesses receive Foundation Award
February 24, 2014
Fourteen businesses in Douglas County have been named recipients of the Foundation Award, which recognizes local companies for their growth in employment.
Website encourages investment in Lawrence area
February 24, 2014
The Economic Development Corporation of Lawrence and Douglas County has launched a website to expand its business attraction efforts.
Business briefcase Feb. 24
February 24, 2014
Teri Smith, the director of Douglas County Emergency Management, has completed the Executive Leaders Program at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security.
Lawrence business takes vehicle customizing to the ‘extreme’
February 24, 2014
In North Lawrence, in an old seed and grain warehouse, Le Tuan is building mobile man caves and video gaming buses. Here’s the story of Extreme Bus Builders. By Giles Bruce
Lawrence Memorial Hospital lowers number of pneumonia re-admissions, starts being penalized under federal program
February 19, 2014
While Lawrence Memorial Hospital significantly reduced its pneumonia readmission rates from 2012 to 2013, the hospital has begun being penalized under a federal program to cut down on readmissions. By Giles Bruce