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KU Hospital lauds study affirming treatment for serious strokes
December 21, 2014
When someone suffers a stroke, time is of the essence in preventing disability, or death. In addition to the standard clot-busting drugs, Kansas University Hospital has been attacking strokes with catheters to vacuum or snare out clots in the brain for a decade. A new medical journal article lauding the practice as effective in treating serious strokes came as no surprise but was still exciting news to KU doctors. By Sara Shepherd
Documentary features Liberal boy’s heart surgery
December 21, 2014
Like many his age, Nelijah Tatum enjoys taking part in sports, and as a student at Liberal’s Sunflower Intermediate, he had participated in many competitions in various athletic pursuits. Now 12, Tatum had started attending South Middle School, but just before the current school year started, the young man was taken to a doctor to get a yearly physical to continue playing sports, the Liberal Leader & Times reported. During the exam, the administering doctor discovered something Tatum’s mother, Misty Tatum, said was kind of funny with Nelijah’s heart.
Lawrence artist’s ‘meaningful’ gemstone necklace line picked up by Urban Outfitters
December 21, 2014
Megan Roelofs’ personal mantra is “Life keeps getting better and better.” And for the Lawrence occupational therapist and jewelry artist, it seems to be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Her handmade gemstone necklace line was picked up by Urban Outfitters this year. Her unique wearable art features leathers intricately woven around gemstones, shells and other natural elements. By Caitlin Doornbos
Editorial: United effort
United Way of Douglas County needs a little holiday help to meet its annual fundraising goal.
December 21, 2014
The United Way of Douglas County is a worthy target for area residents considering holiday and year-end charitable donations.
Opinion: Obama makes cautious foreign progress
December 21, 2014
The nadir for President Obama’s foreign policy was probably last April. His Republican critics were calling him “weak” and “indecisive” after Russia’s invasion of Crimea. A deflated Obama responded meekly that sometimes the best a president can do is to hit “singles” and “doubles.” 
Opinion: Rules of war need an update
December 21, 2014
The attack on a cafe in Sydney, Australia, by a self-described Islamic cleric with a long police record, left two hostages dead, along with the cleric, one Man Haron Monis. He was an Iranian refugee who enjoyed the hospitality and protection of the Australian government.
Business briefcase for Dec. 22
December 21, 2014
The American Institute of Architects (AIA), along with the AIA Foundation and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, has named Kansas University’s School of Architecture, Design and Planning as one of the 10 charter members of the AIA Design and Health Research Consortium. The consortium will help fund basic research on how design affects public health.
Audit of Kansas rural phone subsidies raises questions
December 21, 2014
A recent audit of the Kansas Universal Service Fund found the program is operating efficiently. But auditors suggested legislators should consider updating the state’s policy on telecommunications to define the type of services it subsidizes for rural telephone companies. By Peter Hancock
Lawrence celebrates Hanukkah with menorah lighting
December 21, 2014
Community members celebrated the sixth night of Hanukkah on Sunday by lighting a 9-foot-tall menorah filled with donated gloves, scarves, hats and socks outside of the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.
Person killed by train in North Lawrence, police say
04:31 p.m., December 21, 2014 Updated 08:42 p.m.
A person was killed by a train in North Lawrence on Sunday afternoon.
Today in Lawrence: Showers, yarn crafts group, basketball at Liberty Hall
December 21, 2014
Today in Lawrence: Showers, yarn crafts group, basketball at Liberty Hall
LHS boys claim three-OT thriller, 79-75
December 21, 2014
In a game that nobody wanted to end, Lawrence High’s boys basketball team traded baskets, defensive stops and momentum with Barstow (Missouri) on Saturday night in the Hyvee Shootout at Avila University. By Bobby Nightengale
100 years ago: County to repair popular Lawrence-Eudora road
December 21, 2014
“The entire route is covered with sharp sand, the result of the 1903 flood, that in the dry weather is three feet deep….”
40 years ago: Lawrence schools, businesses winding down for holidays
December 21, 2014
Of the ten gas stations surveyed, two were planning to be open on Christmas Day.
Chiefs look to contain Steelers
December 21, 2014
Ben Roethlisberger doesn’t need to bother with the math, no matter how simple the equation.
FSHS wrestlers place at Emporia
December 21, 2014
Three Free State High wrestlers earned top-four placings in their respective weight classes on Saturday at the Emporia Winter Classic.