More Local Coverage 9.24 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/24/02

More Local Coverage 9.24

Due to skyrocketing medical liability premiums, many Lubbock doctors are leaving the state, or retiring their practices altogether. Tuesday, the Texas conservative coalition held a town hall meeting to address the concerns of health care professionals. State Representative Carl Isett listened to discussion from local doctors and health care workers on the industry's growing inability to provide sufficient access to health care. Isett, who is also President of the TCC, says the organization is currently formulating proposals aimed at addressing the health care crisis.

If barbecue sounds good to you, stop by J&M Bar-B-Q and help a stroke victim. On Tuesday night only, J&M Bar-B-Q will donate a portion of their proceeds to the Aphasia Therapy Group at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. Aphasia Therapy assists stroke patients with the redevelopment of their communication skills. So, whether you prefer to dine-in, have it delivered, or take-out, just mention Aphasia Therapy when you order.

Lubbock leaders tested their physical and mental skills Tuesday at the Texas Tech Ropes Course. This is just one of many leadership training days scheduled for the 2002 - 2003 class of Leadership Lubbock. Leadership Lubbock is a program sponsored by the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce. If you are interested in becoming a member, you can call the Chamber of Commerce at (806) 761-7000.

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