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La Prima Tazza presents coffee-tasting, education series
June 18, 2014
La Prima Tazza is introducing a new coffee tasting and education series led by Greenstone Coffee Roasters’ Michael Schaetzel.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital to have wellness resource center at new public library
June 18, 2014
The new Lawrence Public Library will have numerous features, from a video game area to a recording studio to a coffee bar. Lawrence Memorial Hospital announced Wednesday that it will have one more: a health-and-wellness resource center. By Giles Bruce
Program helps youth with disabilities realize their potential
June 15, 2014
Since it started in 2008, Independence Inc.’s youth employment program has gotten 92 Lawrence youth community-based work trials. About a third of them have gone on to be hired by the businesses. By Giles Bruce
Business briefcase June 16
June 15, 2014
• The Oread and the Eldridge hotels in Lawrence announced that they received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. The honor recognizes hospitality excellence and is given to establishments with consistently outstanding reviews on TripAdvisor.com.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital apologizes for erroneous billing letters
June 11, 2014
A billing company working on behalf of Lawrence Memorial Hospital recently mailed out more than 5,000 erroneous letters to patients informing them that their accounts were moving toward collections. The hospital says it asked the company, Columbia, S.C.-based AMCOL Systems, to send follow-up calls and letters informing patients of the mistake. LMH has ceased doing business with the company and is in the process of finding a new vendor. By Giles Bruce
Business briefcase June 9
June 8, 2014
Grandstand Glassware and Apparel has been named a finalist for the Governor’s Award of Excellence.
Mrs. Mass.: Getting the rundown from Garry Gribble’s
June 4, 2014
Because my favorite time to hit the trail (or Mass. Street, actually) is during the summer months when the weather is warm and the population is waning, I decided it was high time I visit Garry Gribble’s Running Sports, 839 Massachusetts St., to invest in some new kicks.
Hospital pushes for audit relief
June 1, 2014
Officials at Lawrence Memorial Hospital say the federal government is withholding millions of dollars worth of Medicare reimbursements that are owed to the hospital, and they are looking to Congress for legislation to reform what they say is a flawed auditing system.
Business briefcase June 2
June 1, 2014
Tom Parkinson has been named the new host of Kansas Public Radio’s “Morning Edition.”
Good as new: At CosMod Inc Studios, Lisa Purdon turns vintage items into art installations
June 1, 2014
Lisa Purdon recently opened a new business CosMod Inc. Studios in Lawrence that functions as an art studio, installation art gallery, and antique shop.
Regulators OK Westar prepaid electricity project
May 29, 2014
Kansas regulators have approved a pilot project that will let some Westar Energy customers pay for their electricity in advance.
Larry McElwain will become Lawrence Chamber CEO July 1
05:27 p.m., May 28, 2014 Updated 06:53 p.m.
A longtime Lawrence businessman who has worked with thousands of Douglas County families will take over as the next president and CEO of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce. Larry McElwain will become CEO effective July 1.
Two dozen still without power after morning outages in Douglas County
May 26, 2014
The majority of customers affected by a series of power outages early this morning now have power restored. A large-scale outage near the Kansas University campus was reported this morning shortly before 10 a.m., leaving 1,786 people without power. Westar Energy crews restored power by 11:40 a.m. Shane Batchelder, a company spokesperson, said the outage was caused by an equipment failure.
Mrs. Mass: The king of pop
May 22, 2014
Pop, soda, soft drink — no matter what you call it, there’s a new abundance of it on Mass. Street. Mass Street Soda opened last month, and it is truly refreshing the popularity of this carbonated beverage. With over 1,000 varieties of soda, it’s set up to satisfy almost any taste.
LMH: About a third of ER visits aren’t emergencies
May 21, 2014
Roughly a third of the patients who use the Lawrence Memorial Hospital emergency department would be more effectively served in a primary care setting, according to a new report given to the hospital’s board of trustees Wednesday. By Giles Bruce
Popularity of midwives grows in Lawrence, nationally
May 20, 2014
Midwifery is no longer just the domain of crunchy hippie chicks. Midwives delivered 11.8 percent of all vaginal births in the U.S. in 2012, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That number that has risen nearly ever year since the government began tracking that data in 1989. By Giles Bruce
Business briefcase May 19
May 19, 2014
Orley “Chip” Taylor, a Kansas University professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, has been named a 2014 Growing Green Award winner.
LMH offers unique therapy to help heal wounds
May 12, 2014
Roughly 10 percent of patients at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Wound Healing Center use hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which can benefit people with wounds like diabetic foot sores or bone infections. Wounds require oxygen to heal, so exposing patients to large amounts of it can help speed up that process. By Giles Bruce
Business briefcase May 12
May 12, 2014
Ashlie Koehn, a junior at Kansas University, was recently named the KU Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact.