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Extra steps to eat: In Lawrence, nearly 18,000 live in federally designated 'food desert'

Hi Rae, that area represents a census tract. While not every resident in the tract lives more than mile from the store, a significant number does (as determined by the USDA). They add in other factors, such as income and people living a half-mile from a grocery, before designating it a food desert. The USDA's interactive graphic (sourced above) has a lot more detail if you want to check it out: http://ers.usda.gov/data-products/foo... Hope this helps! -Sara Shepherd, LJW

January 19, 2014 at 8:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Prepare to relax, savor at the most intimate restaurant in Lawrence

That's the goal, at least. Thanks so much! -Sara Shepherd, LJW

August 22, 2013 at 11:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Prepare to relax, savor at the most intimate restaurant in Lawrence

Hi travelinggeek, the story's first reference to the restaurant links to it's Lawrence Marketplace listing, which has the phone number. It's 785-843-7423. Hope this helps! http://www2.ljworld.com/marketplace/l... -Sara Shepherd, LJW

August 22, 2013 at 11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Quilt highlights role of African-Americans in Quantrill’s raid and rebuilding Lawrence

Interested readers, here's a link to the story about Paul Penny's Quantrill painting, referenced in the comment above: http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2013/aug... -Sara Shepherd, LJW

August 20, 2013 at 10:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrencian's painting of Quantrill's raid is a conversation piece across the border

You missed it. And I think you're confusing two separate paintings.

Regarding Paul Penny's painting (pictured at top): "...the painting spent about 30 years above Penny’s brother-in-law’s mantel in Leawood. ...After Alburty’s father in Leawood decided on a mantel art change, Alburty jumped at the chance to display the painting."

Regarding Addie Underwood's painting (pictured at bottom): "Penny wasn’t necessarily a Civil War buff but was inspired by a painting his mother had done of the raid."

— Sara Shepherd, LJW

August 19, 2013 at 2:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Food rescue effort connects restaurant's surplus with people in need

Hey Stain, I didn't include this in the article above, but my understanding is that good samaritan laws apply here, which might be of interest to restaurants. This is from the Harvesters website: "the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act protects donors from civil and criminal liability when donations are made in good faith." http://www.harvesters.org/GiveFood/In...
- Sara Shepherd, LJW

July 13, 2013 at 9:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

When furniture turned into art: Wendell Castle's KU connection

Sorry about that mistake, it's corrected now. Thanks for the head's up. -Sara Shepherd, LJW

May 20, 2013 at 6:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Some restaurants charging for tables during tournament

I actually did call Wild Wings but didn't include them in the story because they don't do anything unique. A manager said their only policy is that they don't seat incomplete parties. Sounds like maybe your group got caught up in some form of that rule? — Sara Shepherd, LJW

March 29, 2013 at 10:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Early Kansas breweries kept even small-town residents in drink, culture

QuiviraTrail is right — be sure not to miss the link (in the little box next to the story above) to our past article about Walruff. There's a picture of that old stone building, plus more photos of the original Walruff buildings. It was quite the brewing operation. -Sara Shepherd, reporter

January 16, 2013 at 3:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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