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Meghan J. Bahn                                 612 Illinois Street • Lawrence, KS 66044 • (785) 979-6643 • meghan.bahn@pik...
Meghan Bahn Portfolio
Meghan Bahn Portfolio
Meghan Bahn Portfolio
Meghan Bahn Portfolio
Meghan Bahn Portfolio
Meghan Bahn Portfolio
Meghan Bahn Portfolio
Meghan Bahn Portfolio
Meghan Bahn Portfolio
Meghan Bahn Portfolio
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  1. 1. Meghan J. Bahn 612 Illinois Street • Lawrence, KS 66044 • (785) 979-6643 • meghan.bahn@pikalily.com CLICK IT M O N DAY, M A R C H 3 , 2 0 0 8 {3 INSIDE { Quotables } { Features } “I take sleeping pills, which I never did. When I do get sleep, I wake up wide awake — like I 5 9 13 jump up.” — Kim Mullen, who is haunted by “zombie High School Caucus The Future of Fun A Mother’s debt.” Page 18 Local teens proclaim their Concerned by recent recalls Enduring Heart interest in the political and revelations, anxious Having just lost her health 50 CENTS M O N D AY • M A R C H 3 • 2 0 0 8 W W W. L J W O R L D . C O M “More expensive system at well-attended Lawrence High event. parents are going organic — at a cost. insurance, a young mother survives complicated things are the emergency heart surgery. INSIDE best bargains.” — Laurie Perren, owner of 3 22 30 four consignment stores in Connecticut and New York, Page 27 { Click It } { Kick It } WHAT IS GO? BAD CAREER ADVICE LITTLE DRAGON GO OUT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PAGE 1 MINTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PAGE 18 Your Monday paper has a You’ve received it, for sure, No, it’s not a board book. “When you have one WHAT IS GO? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PAGE 3 BAD MOMMY CLUB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PAGE 19 new attitude. Find out why. but have you also given it? It’s a promising new band. party that consistently FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PAGE 4 THE FIX-IT-CHICK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PAGE 20 wins elections... you don’t NEWBIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PAGE 4 BODY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PAGE 21 get the best government.” LOCALQUICKCLICKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PAGE 6 MIND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PAGE 22 ON THE STREET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PAGE 8 SPIRIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PAGE 23 — State Rep. Paul Davis, Page 5 PULSEQUICKCLICKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PAGE 10 EAT IT UP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PAGE 24 KUDOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PAGE 10 SPRUCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PAGE 26 { Contact Us } SCHOOL NEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PAGE 14 CELEBRITY DISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PAGE 28 KIDS TALK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PAGE 15 HOROSCOPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PAGE 29 BIZQUICKCLICKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PAGE 17 THE EDGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PAGE 30 WORK WEEK WEATHER . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PAGE 32 EVENTS CALENDAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PAGE 31 GET READY • GET SET 609 N.H. (offices) 645 N.H. (News Center) Lawrence, KS 66044 WELCOME TO { Your Monday Journal-World repackaged T (785) 843-1000 he world around us is changing, and quality information available and make it parts, Click It and Kick It. While Click It fea- with it, so are we. Increasingly active easily accessible to you. tures news briefs, general interest articles Suggestions? lives make for busy families, often and online references from the region and E-mail go@ljworld.co, or use the feedback form on our web site, with harried schedules and little personal Part news magazine, part reference guide, around the world, Kick It interacts with www.ljworld.com/site/feedback. time for leisurely activities—even some- you can think of Go! as your weekly “all you personally to dream, create, expand Dennis Anderson, managing editor, thing so simple as reading a newspaper. As you can eat” information buffet, organized and unwind. 832-7194, e-mail: we grow busier, our need for reliable, rel- and departmentalized so that you can read danderson@ljworld.com Caroline Trowbridge, assignment evant information increases as well, and as little, or as much, about the topics that We hope that you’ll find Go! to be a valu- director, 832-7154, e-mail: sifting through the clutter of this “informa- interest you. able source of local information as well as Fun ctrowbridge@ljworld.com tion age” is something we find ourselves no inspiration to live your week ahead to its Ann Gardner, editorial page editor, FUTURE of 832-7153, e-mail: agardner@ljworld.com longer willing, or able, to do. Your Monday paper is now divided into fullest. As we continue to evolve, we look Jon Niccum, entertainment editor, three major sections: Go!, a 32-page ener- forward to your valuable feedback that willThe 832-7178, e-mail: jniccum@ljworld.com Mark Fagan, business editor, So when we sat down to think about solu- gizing kick start to your week featuring help us to help you even more. 832-7188, e-mail: mfagan@ljworld.com tions to the challenges that busy people in articles and departments that are designed Terry Rombeck, features and special sections editor, 832-7145, e-mail: our community face, and how the Journal- to help you get more out of life; and two GET READY, GET SET... trombeck@ljworld.com World would be uniquely equipped to 10-page sections of our traditionally for- address them, the answer was clear. We matted newspaper content, Journal-World IT’S Chris Bell, circulation manager, 832-7137, e-mail: cbell@ljworld.com would need to develop a product that did News and Journal-World Sports. Sara Wilhelm, advertising and the sifting for you—one that utilized the Lead paint and toxic plastics: marketing director, 832-7109, e-mail: swilhelm@ljworld.com professional-level analytical and research skills of our journalists to find the highest From the contents listing above, you’ll find that Go! itself is divided into two themed 9 What’s a parent to do? PAGEA MOTHER’SENDURING HEART CLICK IT M O N DAY, M A R C H 3 , 2 0 0 8 {9Local woman’s amazing comebackfrom the brink of death PAGE 13 CaucusHIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL Promote the Vote event Fun encourages teens to 5 FUTURE of PAGE make their voices heard The Week of March 3rd thru 9th Lead paint and toxic plastics: GO OUT Vol.150/No.42 Anxious parents go organic today: The Spanktones sat. & sun.: Tales of sunday: LunaFest, BY ANNYS SHIN 32 pages — at a cost. The Washington Post Open Jam, What: Sign Up Beatrix Potter, What: What: Nationally touring fes- T to come on stage and play Lawrence Youth Ballet Co. tival of films by, for and here’s a six-week wait for a $15 stainless steel businesses that cater to chemical- to its suppliers, who must with the band (or just lurk dances beloved tales. Kid about women. Benefits local sippy cup made without harmful compounds. At conscious moms and dads. New parents begin complying on August the annual toy show in New York last month, — a growing portion of whom are 1. Whole Foods plans to start like me). 9pm, @ Jazzhaus, Friendly. Sat 7pm, Sun 2pm women’s causes. 2pm, @ Liberty Energy smart: The Journal- World makes the most of retailers lined up to put in orders for a children’s tea set members of tech savvy and advertising- selling its own brand of baby 926 1/2 Mass., 749-3320 @ Lawrence Arts Cntr., 940 Hall, 644 Mass., 749-1972 renewable resources. made of recycled plastic milk jugs. And averse Generation X — bottles in June, joining a slew www.jazzhaus.com New Hampshire, 843-2787 www.lunafest.org www.zephyrenergy.org 6 63718 00001 6 some big box chains are eager to start sell- Parents are have turned to blogs to of boutique bottle makers, ing a $300 organic crib mattress that was read up on the potential including one that markets www.lawrenceartscenter.com tested in a special chamber to ensure it willing to pay health effects of plastic an $18 shatter-proof glass doesn’t emit any dangerous gases. handsomely for additives such as bottle with nipples imported Last year’s recalls of lead-tainted toys phthalates and bisphenol from France — seven times alerted many parents to the possible peace of mind. A, and to track down pricier than the typical presence of toxic substances where they products that contain model. least expected it: in their child’s favorite toy. alternative compounds, no matter how Parents such as Laurie Entrepreneurs and national retailers learned a lesson obscure. Cunningham and her too: Uncertainty over the safety of the everyday To be sure, the families buying these husband, Travis Bowen, products that surround their children means parents products make up a small segment of the choose to err on the side of are willing to pay handsomely for peace of mind. U.S. households with children under age caution, even if it means All they have to do is look at the rapid growth of 3, which totaled 12 million in 2006, paying more. according to the U.S. Census. But market Last summer, the researchers say their disposable income Centreville, Va., couple makes them influential beyond their started looking for an organic numbers. They’ve helped spur growth in crib mattress because they the multimillion-dollar market for baby wanted to avoid exposing furnishings, clothing, gear and personal- their daughter, Samantha, care products that would otherwise inch now 8 months old, to forward in lock step with the nation’s potentially harmful flame- not-so-fast birth rate. Continued on page 11 Major retailers are taking notice. While the Food and Drug Administration last month said the health effects of phthalates, for example, are not clear, Toys R Us said that by year- end it would not sell baby products that contain the compounds. Wal-Mart Stores handed down a similar edict Gerald Martineau/Washington Post Photo ALEXA HUTCHINS of Centerville, Va., gives her 6-month-old son, Max, toys she believes are free of harmful manufacturing chemicals, such as a wooden teether and handmade cloth blocks. In the wake of last year’s headlines about toxic substances turning up in toys for chil- dren, more parents are embracing products without plastic or chemical compounds. 34 Page Tabloid Prototype/Template

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