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Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has sued a group of Utah-based medical device companies for violating the Kansas Do Not Call Act.

In 2013, the attorney general’s office received multiple complaints from Kansans who had received telemarketing calls saying they could be eligible to receive a medical alert device. Schmidt issued a consumer alert in August 2013 warning Kansans about the calls. A copy of the consumer alert can be found at http://1.usa.gov/1qkounF.

Schmidt filed suit against Benjamin D. George; Jody C. Rookstool; KMR Medical, LLC; KPM Capital, LLC; Arizona Medical Supply, LLC d/b/a Western Medical Supply; and Medical Pendant Billing, LLC d/b/a US Lifecare. The suit was filed last month in Shawnee County District Court, and the final defendants were recently served with process.

The lawsuit alleges the defendants violated the Kansas No Call Act by calling Kansas consumers registered on the Do-Not-Call list attempting to sell them medical alert devices. The lawsuit seeks injunctive relief, civil penalties and investigative fees.

Consumers who have been called by or done business with any of the companies identified above may file a complaint with the attorney general’s Consumer Protection Division at www.InYourCornerKansas.org at 800-432-2310.

A new Price Chopper store is slated to open at 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, on the east side of Wyandotte Plaza at 7600 State Ave. At 68,000 square feet, the new store will be larger than the existing one on the west side of Wyandotte Plaza. The space from the older Price Chopper building at the center will be the site of a new Marshalls store and PetSmart next spring. Red Legacy was in charge of the Wyandotte Plaza redevelopment project.

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Glenn’s Used Appliances at 749 Minnesota, helps the environment and residents. (Photo by William Crum)

by William Crum

Glenn’s Used Appliances, 749 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan., helps the environment through reselling appliances and also helps residents find affordable appliances.

Glenn’s Appliances was started by Glenn Eastwood and Becky Everett roughly 30 years ago, both are Wyandotte County residents and have lived here all their lives.

The first location was started on Central Avenue, where it stayed until a fire some years ago. The store later moved to Minnesota Avenue, where it still remains.

Buying new appliances can be very expensive, especially for those who are on a limited income.

Glenn Eastwood, whose father was a washer repairman, was raised in the business. Glenn had a dream; the dream was to offer pre-owned appliances at a reasonable rate while helping the environment, said Becky Everett, co-owner of Glenn’s Appliances.

“Since we moved here 10 years ago, we have noticed an increase in business on Minnesota Avenue,” Everett said. “This is mainly due to the redevelopment of the area. Eventually if business increases, we will put a second store in the area.”

Glenn’s will give customers $10 to $20 for used appliances.

Glenn’s Appliances, 749 Minnesota Ave. in Kansas City, Kan., is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. For information, call 913-321-7462.

Glenn’s Used Appliances at 749 Minnesota, helps the environment and residents. (Photo by William Crum)