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L E X I NG TO N London Olympics Fall for some RADISHES ADRIAN TOUCHES GOLD Cool-season crop is easy to grow. Life+Food, C1 » SWIMMING: U.S. wins in 100 men’s » ANTHONY DAVIS: Ex-Cat warming freestyle, 200 women’s freestyle relay up to backup role for Team USA SPORTS, B1 AUGUST 2, 2012 JOHN CLAY, B1: NFL Hall of Famer Dermontti Dawson set for induction | THURSDAY | METRO FINAL EDITION $1.00 1 Boy, 9, home after terrifying heart ordeal By Josh Kegley Colby Taylor experienced Two things were unusual cardiac arrest about 9-year-old Colby TayJune 23. His lor’s arrival at his house in heart stopped the Beaumont neighborhood for 6 minutes. Wednesday night. First, Colby got out of a More importantly, it was glistening white limousine amid cheers from about 25 his first time home since his heart stopped beating for friends and family members. Video: See Colby Taylor’s return home from the hospital. about six minutes while he was playing with friends. The Lexington boy experienced sudden cardiac arrest June 23 at a birthday party for a classmate. Having gone several minutes without oxygen to his brain, it was unclear when — or if — he would recover. Because Colby had never had a major health problem before, his family was shocked. “He went into the doctor’s once a year to be measured and weighed and immunized,” said his father, Jamie Taylor. Colby did not have a heart SOMEBODY HAS TO BE FIRST attack; doctors found nothing wrong with his heart valves or muscles. “It’s a problem with the communication between the brain and the heart,” said the boy’s aunt Patti Edmon. “Nine times out of 9½, they don’t know what caused it.” As the smiling, shaggyhaired boy ran from person to person at his welcome-home party doling out hugs, he ap- peared no worse for wear. It was difficult to spot signs of his ordeal, other than a black sling on his left arm which he has to wear while he recovers from an operation to install an internal defibrillator. His family said his recovery was thanks to the hard work of Lexington firefighters and EMTs, doctors in Lexington and Cincinnati, and a See COLBY, A2 New panel will address clinic fears CLIENTELE AMONG ISSUES IN SOUTHLAND AREA $25 for $50 to use at Holifield Photography! Clay sM . Dr About 500 students bade goodbye to summer vacation Wednesday morning and flocked back to classes at Frankfort’s Second Street School as Frankfort Independent Schools reopened for the 2012-13 school year. Students found some new things waiting for them at Second Street School, including plans to provide free breakfast and lunch for all students this year. Frankfort Independent Schools, which operates on an alternative calendar, typically are among the first in Kentucky to open each year. But at least one other district, Webster County Schools in Western Kentucky, also resumed classes Monday. Many Kentucky students have enjoyed an extra-long summer break this year because school systems had fewer snow days to make up after an unusually mild winter. But kids across the state will be back in class soon. Fayette County Public Schools, Madison County Schools and Jessamine County Schools will reopen Aug. 15; Scott County Schools open Aug. 7; Franklin County and Woodford County on Aug. 8; and Bourbon County and Clark County on Aug. 9. To help kids and parents prepare, Fayette County will hold its seventh annual Ready, Set, Go! back-to-school rallies Saturday morning at 19 Lexington neighborhoods. Kentucky Utilities, the YMCA and other community partners are helping out at the events. Primary, elementary, middle and high school students and their parents can attend and enjoy food and activities, and receive backpacks filled with free nd By Jim Warren hla Back-to-school season opens in Frankfort ut Alex Booe, 11, worked on his locker combination on his first day of sixth grade at Second Street School in Frankfort. Wednesday was the first day of classes for Frankfort Independent Schools, which operates on an alternative calendar. Ros em ont Gar den So PHOTOS BY CHARLES BERTRAM | Buy photo reprints at ill R d. Concerns over traffic, parking, sewage and those who will be using the public health clinic slated for 496 Southland Drive have made some neighbors uneasy about the clinic’s location. But William North, executive director of HealthFirst Bluegrass, said he’s in the process of creating a community advisory board to help address concerns and keep neighbors informed. The board would meet during the next four to six weeks as plans for the clinic evolve. The community would be invited to a public meeting to Proposed HealthFirst clinic site d rro Ha ne . La n Dr e All By Mary Meehan . Rd rg u sb Sou thga te D r. GRATEFUL FAMILY CREDITS SERIES OF SMALL MIRACLES FOR SAVING HIS LIFE CHRIS WARE | review the advisory board’s work. “We are looking for people who have legitimate concerns that we want to address,” he said. “What we’ve got to do is find the right way to get a good mix of people.” See CLINIC, A2 Phelps arguably one of Olympics’ greatest OTHER ATHLETES RANK HIGHER, SOME SAY Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian with 19 medals total, 15 of them gold. By Christopher Clarey The New York Times Parent Greg Miklavcic bumped fists with kindergartner Joe Gaddis. Miklavcic said Joe was a friend of the family. school supplies. Registration, which is required, will be at each rally site from 9 to 11 a.m., and supplies will be distributed starting at noon. To find the rally location nearest you, go to and look under “The Buzz.” Jim Warren (859) 231-3255. Twitter: @heraldleader. Like on Facebook and enter to win prizes worth nearly $1,500 from Readers’ Choice favorites. LONDON — The races will continue in the Aquatics Center for Michael Phelps this week, but, in one sense, the race is already over. Phelps has now won more medals than any Olympian: summer or winter, spring or fall. But if you think that must make Phelps, by acclamation, the greatest Olympian in history, it is not that simple. “Clearly and self-evidently from the medal tally he is the most successful; my personal view is that I’m not sure he is the greatest,” Sebastian Coe, head of the London Organizing Committee, said Wednesday. Coe, a two-time Olympic champion himself, was speaking at a news conference the See PHELPS, A2 Delivery: 1-800-999-8881 Classified: 1-800-933-7355 News: (859) 231-3200 Weather, Page B8: High 93, Low 70 Vol. 30 No. 213 © 2012 Nationwide Cancer Study Enlists Support from Central Kentucky Community To better understand the lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer, the American Cancer Society is recruiting 300,000 adults for a new research study, the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). Enrollment will take place in various locations throughout central Kentucky during Aug. 7-11, including at KentuckyOne Health facilities. This study is made possible in partnership with Saint Joseph Cancer Center, part of KentuckyOne Health, and the YMCA of Central Kentucky. MORE INFO OR TO REGISTER: Visit, email or call 1.888.604.5888

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