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STREET By Joe Preiner Read more responses and add your thoughts at

How often do you get parking tickets? Asked on Massachusetts Street

Andrew Turner, factory worker, Topeka “Never. I just got my car back.”

LAWRENCE Kansas drought also affects wildlife WICHITA — The drought that has hit sections of Kansas this year has also affected wildlife that relies on rivers, streams and rain to survive. “It’s too dry for everything from the little things to the big things, which eat the little things,” said Don Distler, a biologist who manages Wichita State University’s biology field station along the Ninnescah River in south-central Kansas. “The whole food chain is in sort of an ‘on-hold’ position,” Distler told The Wichita Eagle. Because of the drought, creatures living near the river have moved, died or gone into a type of hibernation in the soil, reducing some populations of birds, insects and mammals by anywhere from 50 to 80 percent, he said. “Everything is affected,” Distler said. The Wichita USGS field office monitors 58 check points on area rivers. Points on the Little Arkansas at Alta Mills and at Highway 50 near Halstead, both north of Wichita, went dry recently, with only water in isolated pools. “If the heat stays on, eventually the rest on downstream could go dry also,” said Michael Holt, lead hydrologic technician. The Ninnescah River, which flows into Cheney Reservoir, is at its eighth lowest level since the U.S. Geological Survey set up a gauge on the river near Peck in 1938. Hydrologist Brian Loving said the river is losing enough water that it could set a record.

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What are the caseloads for the SRS offices being closed?

“I never knew LMH ranked so high nationally for cardiac care, but now I’ll never forget it.”


According to the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, here are the caseloads for June at the nine offices slated by the department for closure: Lawrence, 10,211; Coffeyville, 8,084; Fort Scott, 5,462; McPherson, 2, 269; Wellington, 2, 129; Marysville, 1,429; Pratt, 949; Garnett, 748; Lyndon, 422.


Julie Heart Attack Survivor Lawrence, KS For Julie, what began as jaw pain soon became a serious heart attack. Within 32 minutes of her arrival, the cardiac team at LMH cleared the blockage in her artery, saving her life and preventing damage to her heart. Ten days later she was back at work and fully enjoying a healthier life. To hear Julie’s story, visit

Can you tell me when the Vinland Fair is this year?


The annual event is Aug. 11-13 at the Vinland Fairgrounds, 1736 N. 700 Road.

Quality Matters

Excellence in healthcare is measured in many ways, including “door-to-balloon” times—the amount of time it takes to unblock an artery when a patient is in cardiac arrest. While the national guideline is 90 minutes, the


cardiac care team at Lawrence Memorial Hospital

If you have a question for Sound Off, call 832-7297.

averages just 56.5 minutes. In fact, the American College of Cardiology recently ranked LMH’s Heart Center in the top five percent nationally for heart attack care.*

Mark Rinehart, psychotherapy major, Lawrence “I generally go for the free parking, so nil. I don’t get them.”

Sara Parry, forensic science major, Kansas City, Kan. “Not since I ripped one up in the street in front of the person.”



LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT • The cause of an explosion that engulfed a boat on Perry Lake and injured one person Saturday afternoon is still under investigation. According to a media release from the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, the incident occurred shortly before 1:30 p.m. when five people aboard a 21-foot boat experienced some mechanical problems while pulling away from the dock. An explosion occurred, and attempts by the vehicle’s owner and someone on shore to extinguish the flames were unsuccessful. Rock Creek Fire District and Rural Fire District personnel extinguished the fire and treated a 25-year-old Topeka man for injuries. The man was later transported by ambulance to a Topeka-area hospital. Several area agencies, including Jefferson County Emergency Management and the United

HOSPITAL BIRTHS Brad and Courtney Wendt, Overbrook, a girl, Saturday. Yong-Chao Su and Shan-Hui Su, Lawrence, a boy, Saturday.


Katelyn Anderson, teacher, South Korea “Never. I don’t own a car.”


The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.59 at several stations. If you find a lower price, call 832-7154.

States Army Corps of Engineers, responded to the incident. No further information regarding the incident was available Saturday evening. • Improper disposal of smoking materials was determined to have caused a two-alarm fire that damaged the exterior of a residence in the 1400 block of Clair Court Saturday. According to LawrenceDouglas County Fire Medical Division Chief Doug Green, none of the residence’s occupants were injured during the fire, which was contained to the deck. Green said damage estimates to the outside of the structure totaled $10,000. Green said the incident was upgraded to a two-alarm fire because of the weather. The Journal-World does not print accounts of all police reports filed. The newspaper generally reports: • Burglaries, only with a loss of $1,000 or more, unless there are unusual circumstances. To protect victims, we generally don’t identify them by name. • The names and circumstances of people arrested, only after they are charged. • Assaults and batteries, only if major injuries are reported. • Holdups and robberies.

CORRECTIONS The Journal-World’s policy is to correct all significant errors that are brought to the editors’ attention, usually in this space. If you believe we have made such an error, call (785) 8327154, or e-mail

We proudly exceed state and national averages for virtually all quality measures. That’s why patients in our community choose LMH. Quality care is a priority here. Visit to learn more about our clinical outcomes and why quality matters. * Ranking based on average door-to-balloon time for treatment of patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).

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