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Lawrence Journal World (Newspaper) - April 6, 2015, Lawrence, Kansas L awrence J ournal - W orld BUSINESS Monday, April 6, 2015 | 5A B irths Katie Self and Ben Coldham, Lawrence, a girl, Sunday. Billy and Alyssa Volle, Lawrence, a boy, Sunday. HOSPITAL CORRECTIONS Bliss Sports LC misidentified l In the print and early online versions of the story headlined “ Indicted firm hired for Rock Chalk Park work” in Sunday’s Journal- World and LJWorld. com, Bliss Sports LC was incorrectly identified as Bliss Sports II. Developer Thomas Fritzel’s Bliss Sports LC financed and owns the various stadiums and Kansas University- related facilities at Rock Chalk Park. It was not the entity that built the city- owned recreation center. Bliss Sports II is the Fritzel firm hired to serve as the general contractor for the publicly funded infrastructure construction at Rock Chalk Park. l A story about the Lawrence Civic Choir that was published in the A& E section of Sunday’s Journal- World misstated the date of the group’s 40th anniversary concert. The concert will be Sunday, April 12, at the Lied Center. 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- 832- 7154, or email news@ ljworld. com. I am woefully behind on telling you how much other people like us. In short: Quite a lot. That’s my way of saying that Lawrence and some Lawrence businesses have landed on more national lists. We’ll start in the world of restaurants. The travel website The Culture Trip has put together a list of the “ 10 Best Restaurants in Kansas.” Downtown Lawrence is home to four of the 10. This is a sign of one of two things: 1. Downtown Lawrence truly is the culinary capital of Kansas. 2. A Culture Trip editor had one too many Ad Astra Ales at Free State and never made it to any other city. ( Raise your hand if that has happened to you.) Regardless, Free State Brewery is on the list. The article also touts The Burger Stand, 715 Restaurant and Merchants Pub and Plate. Restaurants in Manhattan, Council Grove, Wichita and Kansas City all made the list as well. The one that sounded the most interesting, though, was in Assaria, a town of about 400 people in Saline County. The Renaissance Cafe operates in the former Assaria High School. According to the article, tables are arranged on the old gym floor, and stocked bookshelves are a fixture of the restaurant. Hopefully, it still has a place to hang up heavily adorned letter jackets because this sounds like a place I need to visit. In terms of Lawrence’s other ranking, the website College- Ranker has Lawrence ranked as No. 2 on its 50 Best College Towns to Live in Forever. I suspect this also has something to do with Free State beer, although the article doesn’t own up to it. Instead, it lists Lawrence’s thriving music scene, and mentioned a 2007 ranking that listed The Replay Lounge as one of the top 25 bars in America. When you are talking about forever, it is very important to have a good bar nearby. Manhattan also made the list at No. 26. I’m not really sure what criteria was used to rank these towns, but Lawrence finished one spot ahead of Fort Collins, Colo., and one spot behind our arch rival ... St. Augustine, Fla., home to Flagler College. Lawrence earns high marks on more national lists Chad Lawhorn clawhorn@ ljworld. com Town Talk l Douglas County’s food bank, Just Food, has announced Nick Gregory as the organization’s new program coordinator. Gregory has worked at both 100 Acre Farms and Limestone Pizza. At Just Food, he will teach clients how to garden and cook through the Just Cook, Just Cook Kids and Just Grow programs. l The Kansas Department of Transportation has announced Charles Branson, Douglas County’s district attorney, as one of the recipients of this year’s People Saving People Awards. The award recognizes individuals or organizations for their efforts in improving traffic safety. Branson’s work to expand the definition of aggravated battery to include bodily injuries suffered from a drunk driver earned him the award. — Let us spread the word about key hires and promotions, honors, business events and other business news of community interest. Send Business briefcase items to news@ ljworld. com. The deadline for Monday publication is 10 a. m. Thursday. BRIEFCASE CORRECTIONS M arriages Luke Tyree, 50, Topeka and Lola Vassar, 50, Lawrence. Dennis Craig, 30, Baldwin City and Brenna Hawley, 27 Baldwin City. Jacob Lorenzo, 26, Lawrence and Jordan Taylor, 23, Lawrence. John Pomeroy, 27, Wesley Chapel, Fla., and Heather Carder, 22, Eudora. Justin Wade, 27, Lawrence and Jennifer DiDonato, 29, Lawrence. El Hadji Drame, 27, Lawrence and Maureen Copeland, 31, Perry. Michael Harris, 25, Lawrence and Harmony Lovell, 30, Lawrence. Mike Mendiola, 39, Leavenworth and Michelle Gregor, 33, Lawrence. Joshua Leming, 29, Lawrence and Shannon Long, 34, Lawrence. Nicholas Jamison, 36, Lawrence and Maria Ganninger, 27, Lawrence. Jesus Barroteran, 46, Topeka and Rosalinda Cornejo, 44, Topeka. D ivorces Andres Velasquez, 42, Lawrence and Shelby Velasquez, 41, Lawrence. Matthew Anderson, 44, Lawrence and Wendy Anderson, 41, Lawrence. Abram Harpel, 25, Lawrence and Desiree Harpel, 25, Lawrence. Jennifer Kelley, 24, Trenton, Mo., and Amber Kelley, 25, Kansas City, Kan. B ankruptcies Joseph Richard Corcoran, 1631 E. 550 Road, Lawrence. Joshua James Shain, 630 Michigan St., Apt. 10A, Lawrence. Amy Diane Knight, 3236 Creekwood Drive, Lawrence. DionDre McCallister, 1500 E. 24th St., Apt. G1, Lawrence. Jay Scott Grate and Kimberly Jean Grate, 405 Trent Court, Lawrence. Penny Kay Key, 431 Elm St., Lawrence. Katie Anne Langford, 157 N. 2098 Road, Lecompton. Diane Mae Plunkett, 1414 E. 18th St., Lawrence. P ainting the exterior of a home is a time- consuming and expensive endeavor. A simple top- to- bottom home maintenance schedule can extend the life of your current paint job and save you time and money in the long run. Step 1: Remove any debris, moss and mildew from the roof. Repair loose or damaged shingles. Seal around vent pipes and chimneys with a brush- on, clear elastic sealant such as Sashco’s Through the Roof sealant. Step 2: Clean the gutters. Flush them with water to ensure they are draining properly. Gutters should slope 1/ 2 inch for every 15 feet of length. Tighten up loose screws and nails. Repair any damage to the roof edge or siding along the gutter line. Step 3: Wash the home’s siding from top to bottom. Use a long- handled scrub brush, a bucket of warm water and a non- residual cleaner such as Dirtex or phosphatefree TSP. Scrub a small section, rinse it with clear water and then move on to the next spot. Remove any mold or mildew before it causes damage to the home’s siding. Step 4: Repair peeling or damaged painted areas by scraping away the loose paint and priming the bare metal or wood with a good- quality exterior primer. Finish the task by spot painting the repaired areas. Step 5: Fill cracks and crevices in or along the siding with a flexible, paintable caulk. Seal gaps along the joints and edges of the siding. Seal gaps around any plumbing or electrical point of entry. Step 6: Remove loose caulk from the tops and sides of each window and door. Reseal the edges with a good- quality, flexible, paintable caulk to prevent water from getting in behind the trim. Leave the underside of the window trim uncaulked to keep water from getting trapped behind the window trim. Step 7: Look for any damage to door jambs and window seals. If water damage is apparent, address the water issue before repairing the damage to the jamb or seal. Step 8: Trim back trees and shrubs a minimum of 12 inches from the home. Remove any overgrown plantings close to the home. Clear away debris and vines around the foundation. Step 9: Inspect the home’s foundation and fill any cracks or gaps with an appropriate caulk or patching product. Step 10: Repeat steps one through nine annually to maintain your home’s paint job as long as possible. — Have a home improvement question for the Fix- It Chick? Email it to Linda Cottin at features@ ljworld. com. Linda Cottin Fix- It Chick Extend the life of your home paint job Contributed Photo A THOROUGH TOP- TO- BOTTOM PROCESS can help keep your home’s paint fresh for years.

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